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Bank robbery prompts lockdown at Durham schools

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Bank robbery prompts lockdown at Durham schools (WFSB) Bank robbery prompts lockdown at Durham schools (WFSB)
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DURHAM, CT (WFSB) -

Police responded to the reported of a bank robbery at Liberty Bank in Durham on Thursday afternoon.

The robbery was reported just before 2 p.m. and prompted a 10-minute lockdown at the Durham schools, the school superintendent said.

School buses were delayed by about 15 minutes at the middle school and high school.

The Liberty Bank is located on Main Street, and the middle and high schools are located nearby.

As of a little after 2:30 p.m., school officials said all students had boarded their buses.

Police said no weapons were displayed and no injuries were reported.

The suspect is described as a man in his early to mid-30s, about 6 feet tall with an athletic type build and some facial hair.

He was wearing a blue and white baseball cap with a "Coors Lite" logo on it, and a blue striped long sleeve style dress shirt, light colored cargo style shorts and athletic sneakers.

Police said the suspect fled the bank on foot, and left the area in a green older model sedan.

The Connecticut Bankers Reward Association is offering a reward of up $1,000 for information leading to the apprehension of those responsible.

Anyone with information should call police at 860-399-2100.

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