Young suspect sought: Schools locked down in Brownsville after BP Gas Station is robbed

VILLAGE OF BROWNSVILLE (WITI) -- Brownsville police tell FOX6 News two schools were locked down as a precaution on Monday, November 17th following a robbery that occurred at the BP Gas Station on Main Street in the Village of Brownsville on Monday morning.

Dodge County Sheriff's officials say shortly after 10:00 a.m., officials took a 911 call from a gas station clerk advising that an individual wearing a ski mask and a hooded sweatshirt had entered the gas station, asking for a carton of cigarettes. When the clerk asked to see some ID, the suspect said he had a pistol in his waistband -- though the clerk didn't see a weapon.

The suspect was able to obtain the carton of cigarettes, and fled the scene.

The suspect is described as between the ages of 14 and 17, and approximately 5'2" to 5'5" tall with a slender build. He is said to weigh between 120 and 140 pounds. He was wearing a dark-colored sweatshirt with a star emblem on the left front and he was wearing a tan ski mask. He was carrying a green camouflage backpack.

Brownsville police say St. Paul's Lutheran School and Lomira Schools were locked down as a precaution due to the possibility the suspect in the robbery was armed -- and because it was thought the suspect was of high school age.

The lockdown has since been lifted.

Anyone with information related to the robbery of the BP Gas Station is asked to contact Dodge County Sheriff's officials.