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Armed robbery reported at park near Littleton High School

Two schools nearby were briefly placed on secure perimeter, but students were dismissed after police cleared them.

LITTLETON, Colo. — An armed robbery at a Littleton park Tuesday afternoon prompted two nearby schools to be placed on "secure perimeter" status for a brief time, the Littleton Police Department said in a tweet.

The armed robbery occurred at Promise Park, which is near the intersection of South Bannock Street and West Powers Avenue.

The suspects were armed with a gun, but no one was hurt, police said. 

Police were looking for three teen suspects in the area north of the park. Later Tuesday evening, police said they had taken two suspects into custody. 

Residents were told to shelter in place, but shortly before 4:30 p.m., that shelter order was lifted.

As a result of the robbery, Littleton High School and Littleton Prep were put on secure perimeter status. Both schools were cleared by police and students were dismissed on time with an increased police presence.

Credit: KUSA

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