Bank robbery prompts school lockdown

October 7, 2008 12:16:41 PM PDT
A bank robbery caused the lockdown of several schools in Burlington County, New Jersey today. Medford Police were dispatched to the Columbia Savings Bank located on State Highway 70 around 10:20 this morning.

A man armed with a handgun had entered the bank, jumped over the counter and removed an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing on a black motorcycle eastbound on State Highway 70.

The suspect was wearing what is described by police as 'a motorcycle outfit' complete with a helmet and shield.

Medford area schools and a local high school were placed in lockdown while police searched the area. Approximately 20 minutes later the lockdown was lifted.

There were no reported injuries.

Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to contact police at (609) 654-7511, or call the Medford Township Confidential Tipline at (609) 714-0302.

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