RCPD releases surveillance pic from robbery that spurred school lockouts

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) — Multiple Manhattan schools were placed on heightened alert early Wednesday afternoon as police searched for the man who robbed a payday loan store.

The Riley Co. Police Dept. says they are searching for the man who help up an Advance America at gunpoint. Investigators say the suspect robbed the store, at 610 Fort Riley Blvd. around noon. He was reportedly wearing a blue jumpsuit and had stringy hair, that is believed to be a wig.

RCPD has released a surveillance picture of the suspect. Anyone who recognizes him is asked to call police at 785-537-2112 or Crime Stoppers at 785-539-7777.

Manhattan High's East Campus as well as Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt elementary schools were placed on a lockout during the search, according to USD 383.

"Everyone is fine and classes are continuing inside of the buildings," the district said.

They also confirmed Manhattan Catholic Schools were placed on heightened security, stemming from the search.

The lockout was lifted around 1:20 p.m.