Lockdown lifted at Crosby ISD schools after bank robbery


CROSBY, Texas – Hundreds of Crosby High School students were put on lockdown for most of Monday while law enforcement officials looked for a bank robbery suspect.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office and the FBI searched the area surrounding a BBVA Compass bank on F.M. 2100 and S. Diamondhead Boulevard for two armed gunmen who robbed the bank at about 9:30 a.m.

"They told us we couldn't go outside for lunch or gym class or anything because the bank down the street had been robbed," Crosby High School student Lindesy Eddins said.

Seven Crosby schools were placed on lockdown until 1:30 p.m. while investigators hunted for the robbers.

Investigators said a man wearing a black ski mask and black hoodie stormed into the building and ordered everyone to the floor.

He robbed one of the tellers and then he and his getaway driver abandoned their vehicle and escaped into a heavily wooded area near the Newport subdivision.

Sheriff's deputies caught one of the bank robbery suspects hiding deep in the woods. His identity has not been released. A police dog was dispatched to search the wooded area and was successful finding the stolen money taken from the bank.

The other robber remains on the loose.