Search for 'armed and dangerous' robbery suspect prompts lockouts at several schools

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Police say they have lifted lockouts at several Colorado Springs schools after concluding law enforcement activity in the northeast side of town Wednesday morning.

The hunt for an armed robbery suspect started near Sand Creek High School just before 6:30 Wednesday morning. The Colorado Springs Police Department issued the following warning:


The alert was later extended to Remington and Springs Ranch elementary schools and Rocky Mountain Classical Academy. The YMCA at First and Main also said their facility was going on lockdown in response to the search.

Police tell 11 News the man is wanted in connection with a robbery in the 7000 block of Barnes Road around 5:25 Wednesday morning. He and two other people reportedly robbed a business and fled. An officer spotted the suspects a short time later and was able to detain two of them. The third suspect got away.

The police department tweeted around 8:20 a.m. that the schools were off lockout and the police activity had ended. The suspect has not been found, but the search has been suspended in the area. Police say the suspect has no known connection to any of the schools on lockout Wednesday.

Police arrested two females suspected to be involved in the robbery. 11 News has learned one of the women arrested is Jessica Martin. Martin is being held at the El Paso County Jail on a $25,000 bond and is facing charges of aggravated assault.

The police activity had no connection with an ongoing manhunt in the Denver area.