ACSO: Machete-wielding man sought in Kuna bank robbery

KUNA -- The Ada County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man deputies say robbed a Kuna bank with a machete Friday afternoon.

The robbery was reported at 1:11 p.m. at the US Bank at 485 West Main St. 

Police say man demanded cash from a clerk, and after getting an undisclosed amount of money, ran out of the bank and headed southeast.

All schools in the Kuna School District were on lockdown for over an hour. Students were sheltering in place, and no one was allowed in or out, the district said.

Students were later cleared to go home.

Kuna Police are scouring the area for the man. The robber is described as a white man in his mid-30's, wearing a blue hat and a surgical mask. Authorities say he is about 5'8" tall  and has black hair. 

The suspect was wearing jeans and a dark-colored hoodie and was last seen heading south. 

The robber carried the machete into the bank, according to the sheriff's office. No one was injured in the attempt.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police immediately.

The incident marks the second robbery involving a machete in less than a week. A masked man with a machete robbed a Nyssa, Oregon bakery of about $300 Saturday night. 

The suspect in that case, 21-year-old Thomas Rupe, was arrested a little more than 24 hours later. 

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