Denver police looking for man who tried to rob bank on Colfax

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DENVER — Denver police were looking for a man who tried to rob a bank on Colfax Avenue Wednesday morning.

Denver Police said in a tweet the robbery happened at a bank on Colfax Avenue near Monaco Parkway around 11:30 a.m.

Denver Public Schools said four schools were briefly placed on a lockdown, but they were lifted around noon. Those schools were: Odyssey Charter School, Park Hill Elementary, Mont Clair Charter and Denver School of the Arts.

The robber is described as a white man, 6 feet tall with a black hat, a red jacket, tan shorts and a backpack.

He may have had a gun, police said.