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Schools locked down after armed robbery

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- Yakima police locked down several schools Thursday afternoon while they searched for an armed robbery suspect.

A man wearing a white mask, black clothes, and gloves robbed the Party Connection store at 11th Ave and Tieton Dr at gunpoint around 2:30pm.
No one was hurt in the robbery, but the suspect did get away with some cash.     

The schools were locked down for only about 20 minutes, just as a precaution.