Party store robbery prompts brief lockdown at Olivet College

Posted at 11:31 PM, Apr 05, 2019

OLIVET, Mich.  —  The Eaton County Sheriff’s Office says the armed robbery of a party store Friday night prompted a lockdown at nearby Olivet College.

The lockdown was lifted earlier Friday night.

Chief Deputy Adam Morris tells FOX 17 that the college was notified of the robbery, as a precaution.

“The lockdown has now been lifted and (we) believe that no one is in danger at the college,” Morris said.

It all started at 8:50 p.m. Friday when Eaton County deputies, Bellevue police officers and the Michigan State Police responded to a report of an armed robbery that had just occurred at the Double Nickel Party store at 229 N. Main St. in Olivet.

The store clerk reported that a man entered the store, demanded money from the cash register and showed a handgun to the clerk.

The suspect obtained cash from the register and fled the scene on foot.

Nobody was injured.

The suspect remains on the loose.

The incident remains under investigation by the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office.