Sanford bank robbery locks down five schools, deputies say

Published On: Oct 29 2013 12:07:37 PM EDT

Authorities are searching for the culprit they say robbed a bank in Sanford on Tuesday morning, prompting the lockdowns of five schools in the area.

Seminole County Sheriff's Office said the man walked into the Bank of America on State Road 46 and handed the teller a note demanding money. The man walked out of the bank with an undisclosed amount of money.

Wilson Elementary, Holy Cross Lutheran School, Lady Bird Academy, Lakeside Methodist Fellowship School and Primrose School were locked down for about 10 minutes juts after 9 a.m., but the lockdown has since been lifted, deputies said.

The robber is described as a white man, 5 feet 6 inches tall with a thin build. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black pants with a hat, deputies said.

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