MOLINE, Illinois -- A bank robbery near Avenue of the Cities in Moline prompted lockdowns at three area schools.
Moline High School, Roosevelt Elementary School and Coolidge School were all placed on "passive" lockdowns after a robbery was reported at American Bank and Trust on 41st Street, according to Detective Ryan Brownell, Moline High School's liaison officer. There was a report that a gun was used in the incident, which took place around 9:45 a.m. Friday, January 18.
The lockdowns at all three schools were lifted around 11 a.m. Detective Brownell explained that a "passive" lockdown means the outside doors are locked but classes resume as usual with restricted movement within the school.
Police said the bank robbery suspect remained at large. The suspect was described as a white male, standing between 5-feet, 10-inches tall and six-feet tall. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black sunglasses.
The FBI, Moline Police Department and East Moline Police Department were trying to figure out where the suspect fled.
There were no reported injuries.