CHARLOTTE, N.C. – An attempted bank robbery briefly put a Charlotte elementary school on lockdown Tuesday.
According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, officers responded to a robbery call in the 200 block of South Sharon Amity Road just after 9 a.m. The caller told police that a suspect robbed the SunTrust Bank and left the scene.
CMPD’s K9 and Aviation Unit assisted patrol officers in searching for the suspect, which forced a precautionary lockdown at Cotswold Elementary.
No one was injured during the incident.
Police say the crime is connected with the robbery of a Wells Fargo on North Tryon a couple weeks ago.
The suspect in both cases is described as a white male with a thin build.
If you have any information on the suspect's identity or whereabouts, you're asked to call Crime Stoppers at (703) 334-1600.
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