A bank robbery causes four schools to be placed on lockdown. According to a March 14 report from KWTV Channel 9 News in Oklahoma City, two armed suspects robbed the IBC Bank in south Moore. The schools in the area were put on lockdown.
The two bank robbery suspects fled in a car that had been reported stolen. They dumped the car and fled in different directions; one ran towards the east and the other ran toward the west.
The Moore Police, Oklahoma City Police, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Norman Police and Cleveland County deputies were involved in the search. The Moore Police Department's canine unit was also used in the search as was the Oklahoma City Police Department's helicopter.
The search was concentrated at the Fairways at Moore apartment complex. Officers involved in the search went door to door searching for the two suspects in each apartment.
Three elementary schools, Plaza Towers, Oakridge and Briarwood, were put on lockdown. The Southmoore High School was also locked down. Those lockdowns were lifted after 2 p.m.
The Greater Oklahoma City Metro Area police were busy today. In addition to the bank robbery and school lockdowns in Moore, there was a bomb threat near the Oklahoma County Courthouse in downtown Oklahoma City. No bomb was found. There was a letter delivered to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Oklahoma City that contained a white, powdery substance, thought to be anthrax. After tests, the powder was deemed "not dangerous."
The suspects are described as black men in their late 20s to early 30s. At the time of publication, the bank robbery suspects had not been caught and the manhunt continues. They are considered to be armed and dangerous.