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Man allegedly robs Chase Bank in Prescott; police search for suspect

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These photo captures from security cameras at Chase Bank show the man police believe robbed the bank in Prescott at noon Thursday.

Courtesy<p> These photo captures from security cameras at Chase Bank show the man police believe robbed the bank in Prescott at noon Thursday.

PRESCOTT - A man robbed the Chase Bank on Miller Valley Road at noon Thursday, causing a lock-down at Miller Valley Elementary School for about an hour.

The man walked into the bank and handed a teller a note that demanded money and said he had a gun. The teller complied with his demands.

"Miller Valley School was closed because it is in close proximity to the bank," said Lt. Ken Morley of the Prescott Police Department. "There was no direct threat to the school; they did it as a precaution. I think it is a good procedure and a good idea to have a lock down within a half-mile radius of the school."

Witnesses last saw the man walking west away from the bank. He is white, 5-foot-4, of medium build with collar-length gray hair, approximately 50 years old with no noticeable facial hair. He was wearing a straw cowboy hat, a plaid button-down shirt and a blue windbreaker.

He did not display a gun; however, he may have one, according to police. He left with an unknown amount of cash and police are still looking for him.

Granite Mountain Middle School, 1800 Williamson Valley Road, had a scheduled lock down Thursday, unrelated to the robbery, Morley said.

Anyone who sees the man or has more information should call the Prescott Police Department at 778-1444 or Yavapai Silent Witness 800-932-3232.

Contact the reporter at jtwaddell@prescottaz.com