WINDER, Ga. - Thieves robbed an armored truck at a Bank of America Tuesday morning causing a soft lockdown at three schools.
Winder Police Chief Jim Fullington told 11Alive the robbery happened at the Bank of America located at 102 North Broad Street around 7:54 a.m.
Police said at least two suspects wearing masks and dark clothing, physically assaulted the driver of the armored truck as he serviced a drive-up ATM behind the bank. The robbers forced the driver to the ground and took his weapon. Police said while running away they fired two shots. No one was injured. Police have not said how much money was taken.
The GBI and FBI are assisting in the investigation.
Barrow County Board of Education confirmed a soft lockdown was put in place for Winder-Barrow High School, Russell Middle School, Winder Elementary School, and Center for Innovative Teaching. A soft lockdown means schools are locked and outside activities are canceled. The lockdown is expected to be lifted soon.
Anyone seeing anything suspicious in this area is asked to call the Winder Police Department at 770-867-2156.