Police: Bomb Threats at Holmes & St. Agnes May Be Related to Ft. Wright Bank Robbery
Two local schools received anonymous bomb threats and a local bank was robbed Monday afternoon, and investigators believe that all of the incidents could be related.
First, a phone call was made from a pay phone at 3:28 p.m. advising dispatchers that bombs would explode in one hour inside Holmes High School in Covington and St. Agnes School in Ft. Wright. As police rushed to those schools to evacuate and investigate, the Citizens Deposit Bank on Valley Plaza in Ft. Wright was targeted by a robber.
A man dressed in a blue University of Kentucky athletics hooded sweatshirt entered the bank at 3:59 p.m. wielding a semi-automatic handgun. His face was covered by a black mask. The teller opened the drawer and put money in the bag. While waiting, the suspect pointed the handgun at employees.
Once the drawer was emptied of cash, the suspect exited the bank and ran around the building toward the nearby Walmart. He has not yet been found but is described as being 5'11" with a slim to medium build. His blue sweatshirt had the word "Wildcats" on the front and he also had on baggy blue jeans and black shoes.
A news release from Ft. Wright Police indicates that the bomb threats and the bank robbery are "possibly related".
Nothing was found at either school.