Police search for suspect


Anna Schools locked down after attempted robbery in village

Staff report



Law enforcement from the Shelby County and Auglaize County Sheriff’s Offices, Sidney Police Department and Ohio Highway Patrol were on the scene of the IGA Anna Market, 315 W. Main St., at around 2:10 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, for a robbery or attempted robbery at the market.

Law enforcement from the Shelby County and Auglaize County Sheriff’s Offices, Sidney Police Department and Ohio Highway Patrol were on the scene of the IGA Anna Market, 315 W. Main St., at around 2:10 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, for a robbery or attempted robbery at the market.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

A K-9 unit heads to the back of the IGA Anna Market.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

ANNA — Anna Schools were locked down Tuesday afternoon after an attempted robbery at the IGA Anna Market.

“Law enforcement officials asked us to lock both schools down at about 2:30 p.m.,” said Superintendent Andy Bixler. “We had some groups of students outside at the (Anna) Middle School/High School. The (Anna) Elementary students were in an assembly. We quickly moved the students to their classrooms and remained in place for 70-80 minutes.”

Anna Schools sent out a message via One Call that the schools were locked down at 2:47 p.m. A second notification informed recipients that the school was still on lockdown at 3:26 p.m.

“We were given the all clear to release school at around 3:45,” said Bixler. “We started our dismissal procedures at that point. Students were ultimately delayed about 45 minutes at the end of the delay.

“While we held the students, they remained in classrooms under the supervision of teachers and staff. Classroom activities were at the discretion of our teachers,” he said. “Our dismissal was supervised by law enforcement officials and went very smoothly. Our students, staff and parents were extremely cooperative through this event.”

At 3:56 p.m., parents were informed that students were being released from school.

Anna Police, with assistance from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, are investigating the incident, which happened around 2:14 p.m. K-9 units were brought to the scene to help track the suspect.

Also responding to the scene were Sidney Police, Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office and the Ohio Highway Patrol.

Bystanders were told there had been a robbery or attempted robbery at the market.

No other information was available at press time.

Law enforcement from the Shelby County and Auglaize County Sheriff’s Offices, Sidney Police Department and Ohio Highway Patrol were on the scene of the IGA Anna Market, 315 W. Main St., at around 2:10 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, for a robbery or attempted robbery at the market.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2016/05/web1_SDN052516Robbery1-1.jpgLaw enforcement from the Shelby County and Auglaize County Sheriff’s Offices, Sidney Police Department and Ohio Highway Patrol were on the scene of the IGA Anna Market, 315 W. Main St., at around 2:10 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, for a robbery or attempted robbery at the market. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

A K-9 unit heads to the back of the IGA Anna Market.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2016/05/web1_SDN052516Robbery2-1.jpgA K-9 unit heads to the back of the IGA Anna Market. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News
Anna Schools locked down after attempted robbery in village

Staff report