Taft Elementary School was put on lockdown Thursday after two of three suspects who robbed the residents of a nearby home at gunpoint got away.
On Thursday at 11:52 a.m., Redwood City Police officers responded to a home in the 900 block of 10th Avenue on a report of a robbery in progress.
Two Hispanic males burst into the residence and reportedly held the lone occupant at gunpoint while the other ransacked the house.
The suspects eventually locked the resident in a bedroom while they continued to ransack the home. There, the resident was able to notify the police.
Officers immediately responded to the scene and arrested one of the two men as he attempted to flee.
Officers then proceeded to search the nearby area for the second suspect, who got away. Taft Elementary was placed on lockdown until officers were certain there was no threat to the school.
The second suspect has not been located. He is described as a Hispanic male, around 19 to 20 years old, last seen wearing a gray hoodie sweatshirt and baggy jeans.
A third suspect who police believe was acting as a lookout also got away, and has not been located.
RedwoodCity-Woodside Patch readers took to social media to alert Patch to the developing situation.
On our Facebook page, Sara Speigel said, "There are multiple police cars with lights on outside Taft School...what is happening??"
On our Twitter feed, Rodriguez said, "What's happening at Taft Elementary School in Redwood City? There is a lockdown!"
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Redwood City Police Department immediately at 650-780-7100.
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