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James Hart School locked down briefly while police investigate bank robbery on Halsted

Homewood police responded to First Savings Bank of Hegewisch Friday afternoon to investigate a reported bank robbery, and James Hart School was temporarily locked down because of its proximity to the incident.

Police responded to 18200 S. Halsted St. at 2:06 p.m.

Witnesses reported the robber was wearing a face mask and implied he had a weapon when he  demanded money from a teller. The suspect fled the scene westbound on foot. No one was injured during the incident, police said.

The Homewood Police Detective Division is assisting the FBI with the investigation.

Police urge anyone who may have information related to the incident to call the Criminal Investigations Unit at 708-206-3420.

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