Lockdown lifted after bank robbery near Matthews school

Lockdown lifted after bank robbery near Matthews school

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by NewsChannel 36 Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on February 22, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 22 at 5:36 PM

MATTHEWS, N.C. --  A southeast Charlotte high school was placed on lockdown after a bank was robbed Wednesday morning.

The robbery took place shortly around 9:45 a.m. at the Charlotte Metro Federal Credit Union at 11110 East Independence Boulevard near Matthews-Mint Hill Road, according to the Matthews Police Department

As a result, Butler High School was placed on lockdown at 10 a.m. before it was lifted around 10:20 a.m.  The school is located at 1810 Matthews-Mint Hill Road in Matthews.

No one was injured in the incident.

Matthews police say the suspect is a heavyset black man who is approximately 6'2" and was last seen wearing blue jeans with a grey sweatshirt and blue hat.  Police say he has salt-and-pepper colored hair with a goatee.

The robber left the scene on foot, police say.

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