LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) -

Update (1:30 P.M.): The external lock downs have been lifted at all schools.

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Police are asking for help in locating a suspect in a Northside armed robbery.

At approximately 11:47 AM a black male wearing a red shirt and grey sweatpants entered Wisconsin Auto Title Loan displaying a black semi-automatic handgun asking for money.

According to the La Crosse Police Department Facebook page the subject was given an undisclosed amount of money and left the store in an unknown direction. 

Northside Elementary and Providence Academy have been put on external lock down due to a recommendation by the La Crosse Police Department until an arrest is made.

If you have any information about this case please call La Crosse Police at 608-789-5962 or Crime Stoppers at 784-TIPS.