Law enforcement officers were conducting a ground and air search in woods off Route 21 and Cedar Lakes Drive for a man who robbed Premier Bank at gunpoint Thursday morning at around 11:20 a.m.

Law enforcement officers were conducting a ground and air search in woods off Route 21 and Cedar Lakes Drive for a man who robbed Premier Bank at gunpoint Thursday morning at around 11:20 a.m.

The gunman dressed in black, wearing a motorcycle helmet and carrying a tan bag showed a handgun and demanded cash at the bank and then fled on foot.

State Police Troopers, Jackson County Deputy Sheriffs and Ripley Police Department officers responded and began a foot search using K-9s and called in a State Police helicopter to search from the air.

Area businesses and schools were on lock down as the search continued. Traffic flow was stopped outside the scene of the crime.