A man who claimed to have a firearm robbed a Bank of America branch in the Waban section of Newton this morning, leading to the temporary lockdown of a nearby elementary school, local police said.
No one was hurt during the robbery, which took place shortly after 9:30 a.m., police said.
The Albert Angier Elementary School on Beacon Street was locked down as a precaution as police searched the neighborhood for the bank robber who fled on foot with an undetermined amount of cash. No students were injured.
Police described the robber as a white male, 20 to 25 years old, with facial acne and several small bandages on his chin. He was about 6 feet tall with a slender build and was wearing a dark puffy winter jacket with a high collar, and a dark winter ski hat, police said.
The Newton police and the FBI Bank Robbery Task Force are investigating, police said in a statement. Authorities asked anyone with information on the crime to contact the local FBI office or the Newton police at 617-796-2100 or the police tip line at 617-796-2121.
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