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Three Columbia schools locked down after robbery of Ash Street credit union

Thursday, June 14, 2012 | 3:48 p.m. CDT; updated 6:15 p.m. CDT, Thursday, June 14, 2012
Missouri State Highway Patrolman Matthew E. Morice and his canine partner, Rocky, return to their car with other officers after a search for a suspect in a robbery at Academic Employee Credit Union on Thursday.

COLUMBIA — A robbery at the Academic Employees Credit Union on West Ash Street Thursday afternoon prompted the lockdown of Fairview and Paxton-Keeley Elementary Schools and Smithton Middle School. 

The lockdowns have since been lifted.

At 1:07 p.m., a male entered the credit union and handed a teller a note demanding money, Columbia Police Officer Stephanie Drouin said.

The note implied he had a gun though no gun was seen, Drouin said.

Police said a witness saw the suspect flee northbound on foot into a wooded area across from the credit union.

The suspect left with an undisclosed amount of money in a bag, police said. The suspect remains at large.

There were no customers in the building at the time of the robbery, and no injuries have been reported at this time, Drouin said.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is attempting to track down the suspect using K-9 units.


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