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3 West Allis schools locked down as police searched for robbery suspect who hasn’t been found

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WEST ALLIS — Three schools in West Allis were locked down temporarily on Tuesday, May 22 as police searched for a robbery suspect.

West Allis police said they responded to an armed robbery near 83rd and Becher around 2:20 p.m. on Tuesday. Officials said the suspect reportedly displayed a handgun during the robbery — and fled on foot. Police searched the area, but did not locate the suspect.

During that time, the following schools were put on lockdown as a precaution:

  • West Allis Central High School
  • Franklin Elementary School
  • Jefferson Elementary School

Officials described the suspect as a male, black. He was wearing a tan or gray hoodie, gray stocking cap and dark sunglasses.

If you have information that could assist investigators in this case, you are urged to call the West Allis Police Department.

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