An armed robbery on Third caused all of the schools to be placed on lockdown at 10:24, updates to follow.
The email from the H.S. is after the jump.
“there was an armed robbery in the 1500 block of West Third Avenue. According to law enforcement officials, two armed suspects in red sweatshirts robbed at gunpoint a business in the outlined area mentioned above.”
I’m having a hard time understanding what business is in the 1500 block, maybe the offices in the basement of the old three story apartments on Third – Windsor Arms?
(Update) The TV said the robbery was in the office building at the corner of Broadview and Third, the three story tan and grey striped office building. The one that has the lady who sits by the street with balloons, trying to get people to come in for a haircut. The office that was hit was a check cashing business, didn’t even know there was one here.
The street numbering is very odd in this area, the first building with a larger than 1500 number on the opposite side is a hundred yards west.
Point of clarification for reporters who don’t have a good sense of direction, this is NOT a Grandview address. Even if the robbery was on the south side of the street, it would be a Columbus address. Grandview doesn’t start until the alley behind these buildings.
(12:25) All lockdowns have been lifted.
I am writing to make you aware of a security concern that immediately prompted Stevenson, Larson, and GHHS to go on lockdown today at approximately 10:24 AM.
We received notification from the Grandview Heights Police Department at approximately 10:23 AM that there was an armed robbery in the 1500 block of West Third Avenue. According to law enforcement officials, two armed suspects in red sweatshirts robbed at gunpoint a business in the outlined area mentioned above.
GHHS immediately went on lockdown and made contact with administration at Larson Middle School and Stevenson Elementary. Within three minutes all three school buildings were placed on lockdown consisting of exterior doors and interior classroom doors being secured.
All three building are currently on lockdown and will remain that way until we receive notification from the Grandview Heights Police Department that it is safe for us to remove the lockdown.
We will contact district families once we have removed the lockdown.
Principal of Grandview Heights High School