Great Lakes naval base lockdown lifted after bank robbery

Naval Station Great Lakes

The Naval Station Great Lakes in north suburban North Chicago, Ill., was briefly on lockdown Friday afternoon because of an armed robbery off-base, officials said. The lockdown was lifted shortly after 3 p.m.

The bank robbery happened at Great Lakes Credit Union in the 2500-block of Green Bay Road at around 1:40 p.m., according to the FBI.

Officials are looking for a black male wearing a black shirt, blue jeans and a black ski mask. During the robbery, the individual displayed a silver hand gun.

The base's official Twitter account tweeted out the lockdown shortly after 2 p.m., instructing everyone to take immediate cover in the nearest building.

Officials said the offender fled on foot.

No injuries were reported.
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