Updated: Wednesday, 29 Apr 2009, 7:36 PM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 29 Apr 2009, 9:19 AM EDT
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - A bank robbery in Springfield forced several schools to prepare
for a possible lock down on Wednesday.
Shortly before 9:00 a.m., a man walked into TD Banknorth branch on Sumner Avenue in the Forest Park section of the city, handed the teller a note saying he was armed, and fled with an undetermined amount of money.
Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney told 22News that police began searching for the suspect -- a black male, about 6’1”, wearing a Yankees cap, gray hooded sweatshirt and baggy sweatpants.
Police found the clothes dumped in an abandoned house on Grenada Terrace.
A short while later, police apprehended a suspect who is now in custody and being questioned.
Kensington, Holy Name, and White Street schools were told to prepare for a lock down during the search.