Schools locked down after shots fired during Aurora bank robbery

Two masked individuals rob an Aurora bank on Dec. 3, 2012. (Photo: Aurora Police Department)

Two masked individuals rob an Aurora bank on Dec. 3, 2012. (Photo: Aurora Police Department)

AURORA, Colo. — Ten schools were placed on a temporary lock down after a bank in Aurora was robbed by a pair of gunmen Monday morning.

Aurora police confirmed that a US Bank at 10190 East Colfax was robbed shortly after 9 a.m., saying two armed suspects entered the bank and fired shots before exiting.

Surveillance footage shows the two suspects brandishing weapons and hooded sweatshirts inside the building. Police said they fired shots as a means of intimidation as they moved between several employees and customers inside the bank.

No one was injured during the ordeal, and the two suspects, who police have described as black males in their late teens or early 20s, fled with an undisclosed amount of money.

The schools placed on temporary lock down included Aurora Central High School, West Middle School, Boston K-8 School, St. Therese School, Vaughn Elementary, Jamaica Elementary, Fulton Elementary, Peoria Elementary and Crawford Elementary.

The lock down was lifted at approximately 11:15 a.m.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Detective Mike Thrapp at 303-472-0350 or the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force at 303-629-7171.

You can also provide information on this case and remain anonymous by calling CRIME STOPPERS at 720-913-STOP.