Police: Two Lexington Banks Robbed Tuesday

The Lexington Police Department said two banks were robbed Tuesday.

According to officers, a man walked into Peoples Exchange Bank on Clays Mill Road around 1:30p.m. and handed someone a note, demanding money.

Police said he implied he had a weapon, but nobody saw one.

As a precaution, nearby Stonewall Elementary School was placed on ‘heightened alert,’ while police searched the area for the suspect, according to the school district.

During a heightened alert, everyone is brought inside the school building, all exterior doors are rechecked to sure they’re securely locked and movement within the school is kept to a minimum.  No one is allowed in or out of the building.  Teaching continues on a regular schedule.  Phones are still answered.

Families of students at Stonewall Elementary were phoned, sent email and text messages Tuesday afternoon about the heightened alert situation, according to the school district.

School was dismissed at its normal time, but students who normally walk home had to be picked up instead, according to the school district.

Officers said about two hours later, a different man robbed United Bank on Harrodsburg Road.

As of this writing, no one had been arrested in either robbery.

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