CHICOPEE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Police are investigating a late-morning robbery in Chicopee.

Chicopee Police Officer Michael Wilk said that officers responded to that robbery at 1057 Montgomery Street around 11:20 a.m. Thursday.

It was reported that an armed, masked suspect walked into the store, pointed a rifle at the clerk, and demanded cash.

The suspect then fled the area. No arrests have been made as of yet.

Wilk added that police put schools in proximity of the scene on shelter-in-place for a time while officers and K-9 units search the area.

Chicopee Public Schools said in a Facebook post that those schools included Lambert-Lavoie School, Bellamy Middle School, and Chicopee Comp. and that it was a precaution due to the incident.

They added that the shelter-in-place was from approximately 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Chicopee Police Department Detectives Unit at 413-594-1740.

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