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Report: Loomis thief escapes with $250K, prompts lockdown

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An FBI search prompted Keiser University to go on lockdown. (WPEC)

Sources tell CBS12 reporter Thomas Forester the person involved in a sledgehammer attack after a Loomis driver made a delivery Tuesday morning escaped with more than $250,000.

The search triggered a lock down at Keiser University in West Palm Beach.

The incident began when a businessman got hit over the head with a sledgehammer near 45th Street and Australian Avenue, according to CBS12 reporter Thomas Forester. It happened minutes after a Loomis armored car made a delivery. The attacker drove off in a black Toyota Tundra.

The FBI said its search for a suspect focused on a general area west of I-95 and Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, prompting the lock down at nearby Keiser University. The lock down has since been lifted.

"We have been informed by local authorities that they have addressed the threat in the surrounding area. The lock down for Keiser University’s Flagship campus has been lifted. However, Keiser University will continue its ongoing security presence and we are resuming normal campus operations," said spokesperson Keli Lane.

According to the FBI, the scene is no longer active, no one is in custody, no shots were fired and no one was hurt.

West Palm Beach Police and the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office assisted with the investigation.

Deputies used crime tape to seal off a lot near 45th and Australian Avenue, where the hammer attack reportedly took place.


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