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School: Bank robber called in threat to divert police

A Fort Mitchell Police cruiser outside the bank, located at 2150 Dixie Highway. (FOX19 NOW) A Fort Mitchell Police cruiser outside the bank, located at 2150 Dixie Highway. (FOX19 NOW)
Surveillance image from Kroger. Surveillance image from Kroger.
Surveillance image from Kroger. Surveillance image from Kroger.
FT MITCHELL, KY (FOX19) -

A fake threat against Beechwood Schools was apparently made to serve as a distraction for a bank robbery, according to Superintendent Dr. Mike Stacy.

Fort Mitchell police said a female suspect robbed the Fifth Third Bank inside Kroger at 12:12 p.m. She handed the teller a note demanding cash.

Just a short time earlier, someone called a threat into the Fort Wright Police Department naming Beechwood Schools, Dr. Stacy wrote in a press release.

The school, which is located about a half mile from Kroger, was put on lock down.

“No threat was found,” said Stacy. “It is our speculation that this threat was a diversionary tactic for the robbery of a nearby bank.   This only reinforced our decision to keep the students and staff inside the building.”

Authorities said the suspect is in her early 30s with short, brown hair. She may have piercings in her upper left ear. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 513-352-3040 or Fort Mitchell Police at 859-331-2823.

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