Suspects wearing city worker-type shirts rob Buckeye bank

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Suspects still at large
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BUCKEYE - Big city crime made its way into the tiny town of Buckeye on Thursday.

The community's National Bank of Arizona was hit by two masked robbers at about 12:30 p.m.

The two suspects then fled into the surrounding neighborhood. Witnesses told police the two men may have broken into a nearby abandoned home seeking refuge.

A former resident of the home provided officers with a layout of the residence so that officers would know what they were searching for.

As a SWAT team prepared to enter the abandoned home, a nearby school was briefly put on lockdown but in the end the home turned out to be empty. The search now continues for the two bank robbers in a little town where big city crime is something of a rarity.

The suspects are described as Hispanic males of average height with a thin build. They were wearing long-sleeved orange work shirts, blue jeans and white floppy fishermen-type hats and white dust masks over their faces.

An interesting point was the type of shirts the men were wearing. 3TV found out all city workers have those types of shirts. In fact, some workers at the bank say they thought the robbers were city workers when they first went into the bank.