Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2016 12:15 am | Updated: 10:02 am, Thu May 5, 2016.
PRICEVILLE — Police late Wednesday were searching for a suspect in connection with a bank robbery that prompted increased security at nearby schools, authorities said.
The robbery was reported at Family Security Credit Union at 12:39 p.m. when a man passed a note to a teller before leaving with money, the caller reporting the robbery told a 911 dispatcher.
Morgan County 911 Director Ryan Welty said the caller described the suspect as a tall, skinny male wearing a dark shirt and black pants.
No weapons were seen during the incident, in which no injuries were reported, Welty said.
Police haven’t said how much money was taken during the incident at 50 Marco Drive.
The credit union’s management team wasn’t available for comment Wednesday afternoon.
Because of its close proximity to the schools and the suspect being on the run, a “secure perimeter” was established at nearby Priceville schools and the Morgan County Schools Central Office, Superintendent Bill Hopkins Jr. said.
The credit union is located less than half a mile from Priceville High and within two miles of the middle and elementary campuses.
“We continued normal instruction, and no one was allowed in or out,” Hopkins said. “All entry and exits points were secured.”
Hopkins said no incidents were reported on school property and the security measures are standard precautions any time there’s a possible danger nearby.
Once authorities notified school officials the area was safe, operations returned to normal.