FORD CITY, Pa. (AP) — Talk about "tight" games: Police in one western Pennsylvania town say robberies at nearby stores have forced them to lockdown a gymnasium after local high school basketball games twice in the past week.
The most recent lockdown at Ford City High School, about 35 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, occurred Monday night.
The (Kittanning) Leader-Times (http://bit.ly/1eQmIPi ) reports someone robbed the nearby Ford City Tobacco store about 8:30 p.m. Police were looking for the suspect and had school officials warn fans to remain in the building after the game ended.
The fans were released after about 10 minutes. The same thing happened after a game Thursday night, when fans were detained about a half hour after a suspect — possibly the same man — robbed a Fueland Food Store gas station.
Information from: Leader Times, http://www.leadertimes.com