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At 9:06 a.m., a bank robbery occurred at US Bank at 10190 E. Colfax Ave. According to Frank Fania with Aurora Police, the suspects were gone by the time authorities arrived on scene.

The two robbers had hooded sweatshirtsand their faces werecovered. Once they entered the bank, police say shots were fired by both robbers as they moved throughout the bank.

Police do not believe the shots were fired at anyone, but rather used as a tactic.

The suspects left with an undisclosed amount of money.

As a precaution, schools around the area were placed on lockdown as police investigated the case.

The schools on lockdown included:

Aurora West 56-12
Boston K-8
Kenton Elementary
Aurora Central High School
Crawford Elementary
Peoria Elementary
South Middle School
Vaughn Elementary
Jamaica Elementary
Fullton
ESC4 Administrative Center

The lockdown was lifted after 10 a.m. The bank-robbery suspect is still on the loose.

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 (7867). You may be eligible to earn a reward of up to $2,000.

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