Breaking: Bank robbery in White Rock; suspects at large

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By The Staff

Update: Police search for one suspect in White Rock bank robbery


The search for a suspect continues following an armed robbery at the Los Alamos National Bank in White Rock about noon today. 

The case has been turned over to the Federal Bureau of Investigations out of Albuquerque. Los Alamos Police Department has confirmed earlier today that officers were searching for one suspect following the bank robbery. The suspect is secribed as having a hand gun, being a caucasian male and wearing a black "hoodie" with a "DC" on the hood and a bandana.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call the FBI at 505-889-1300.

Police have reported to school officials that shots were fired. Two schools in White Rock, Chamisa and Pinon elementary schools were on lock out after the robbery.

"We’re on a hightened alert, shades are closed and nobody goes in or out. Our request is that nobody go to the school right now," said Los Alamos Public Schools superintendent Kurt Steinhaus.

The school district has contacted every early childhood day care center in White Rock, Steinhaus said.

Steinhaus said the schools are working with the Los Alamos Police Department and all LAPS students will be released today at their usual time. 

There will be no buses from the high school or middle school to White Rock. Parents of middle and high school students, are advised to pick up their students at their schools. Parents of Chamisa and Pinon students are asked to go to their child's school, come prepared to show identification, report the office, and follow instructions for release of their children. Students will only be released to an approved adult, Steinhaus said.

This is a developing story. Check back for details.