Two schools placed on lockdown following nearby robbery

By Conor Mooney

Two schools placed on lockdown following nearby robbery

September 17, 2013 Updated Sep 18, 2013 at 1:07 AM EDT

Elmira, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Police placed two Elmira schools on lockdown following an armed robbery.

Elmira Police say Southside High School and Notre Dame were placed on lockdown until just after noon Tuesday because of a robbery close by.

The Chemung County Sheriff's Offices says at about 10:45 a.m., a man walked into Jack's Deli and Convenience Store on Maple Avenue.

He told the cashier he had a handgun and rubbed his pocket, according to police.

After the robbery, he ran toward the town of Southport.

Deputies said they weren't sure if he used a car.

Those with any information are asked to call the Chemung County Sheriff's Office at (607) 735-8600.