Olympia police were searching for a bank robbery suspect on Monday, which prompted a temporary, modified lockdown of Capital High School on the city’s west side.
A modified lockdown means the exterior doors to the school were locked, but it was business as usual inside the school. The campus was declared safe about noon Monday.
The search began about 10:30 a.m. after a man, thought to be in his 50s, entered the OBee Credit Union branch at Harrison Avenue and Cooper Point Road. He demanded money and implied that he had a weapon, Lt. Paul Lower said.
The man then fled the scene.
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A K9 tracked the man’s scent to a nearby parking lot but lost the scent there.
Olympia police said the suspect has a stocky build and stands 5-feet, 8-inches tall. He has a mustache and was wearing a “Goodyear” baseball cap and glasses, according to police.
Anyone who sees the man is asked to call 911.
Lower said the investigation has been turned over to detectives.