Loras College in Dubuque was placed on lockdown Tuesday after an armed robbery of a gas station. The robbery was reported at 4 p.m. at a B.P. station on Loras Boulevard. Police say the suspect, who was wearing a ski mask, displayed a gun and robbed the store of an undetermined amount of cash.
He left on foot and remains at large. The incident prompted Loras College officials to place the campus on lockdown for roughly 45 minutes.
No one was hurt in the robbery. Police describe the suspect as a white male, 5-8, 170 pounds, wearing a blue or dark-colored hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans, skateboarder shoes, a dark ski mask and carrying a white laundry bag.