Shot fired during Lynnwood bank robbery



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Posted on October 29, 2009 at 5:13 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 29 at 5:34 PM

LYNNWOOD, Wash. - Police and federal agents are on the lookout for a pair of armed robbers who hit a Bank of America Thursday afternoon and fired a gun.

Police say at around 3 p.m., the two armed, masked men walked into the bank at 5727 196th Street Southwest.

Witnesses say one was armed with a handgun, the other with a shotgun. Police say they took money from multiple tellers.

One customer says she reached for her cell phone to call for help, but put it down when the robber turned and pointed a gun in her direction.

When the men left the bank, one customer says the one holding the handgun fired off a shot.

No one was hurt.

Witnesses say the two men took off on foot heading north of the bank. Police surrounded a possible getaway car near the scene, but the suspects have not been caught.

The Cedar Valley Community School went into lockdown for a short time, but there were no kids at school because it was a parent-teacher conference day.

Police have not given a confirmed description of the men.