4 Southlake Schools Locked Down After Bank Robbery

Bank employees tied up with duct tape during robbery, NBC 5 has learned

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    The Compass Bank on 2650 E. Southlake Boulevard, was robbed on Nov. 13, 2013. Inset are still images taken from surveillance video at the bank.

    Four schools in the Carroll Independent School District in Southlake were placed on lock down for about an hour Wednesday after a bank robbery in the area.

    According to the district, the schools were locked down as a precaution while police searched the area for the person who robbed the Compass Bank on 2650 E. Southlake Boulevard.

    Southlake Police, FBI Search for Bank Robber

    [DFW] Southlake Police, FBI Search for Bank Robber
    Southlake police and the FBI are searching for a bank robber who tied up employees at a bank and caused four schools to lock down. (Published Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013)

    The man has been described as white or Hispanic, about 6 feet 2 inches tall and wearing a dark-colored baseball cap, a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt, light-colored jeans, tan work boots and a khaki jacket with a plaid liner. 

    NBC 5 has learned two of the bank employees were tied up with duct tape by the man who was also wearing a surgical mask.  When they managed to free themselves, the man ran away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

    Police said when the man got outside, he picked up a weedeater and ran to a nearby parking lot where he got into a silver car and drove away.

    While officers searched the nearby area for the man, they locked down the following four schools as a precaution: Dawson Middle School, Eubanks Intermediate School, Old Union Elementary School and Rockenbaugh Elementary School.

    Shortly before 1:30 p.m., officials tweeted that the bank robber was believed to have left the area and the schools were given the all clear.

    Check back and refresh this page for the latest update.

    NBC 5's Eric King contributed to this report.