Robbery forces lockdown at 2 Philly-area colleges

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Police in suburban Philadelphia say three men are in custody in connection with a bank robbery that forced lockdowns at two suburban Philadelphia colleges.

It started when police say the suspects staged a holdup at a bank in Lower Pottsgrove around 2:50 p.m. Wednesday. Investigators say the suspects fled in a silver sedan that was spotted near Interstate 76 by an Upper Merion police officer on his way to work.

Authorities say a chase ensued and several police departments were involved as officers fanned out across the area in search of the suspects. Students at Villanova University and Rosemont College were put on lockdown during the search. Police say the suspects abandoned their vehicle, but were arrested after a foot chase.

The names of the suspects haven’t been released.

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