Suspects on the loose after attempted armed robbery in University of Hartford dorm

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HARTFORD--A search is currently being conducted to find up to four people responsible for an attempted armed robbery at the University of Hartford, though sources tell FOX 61 a person who helped orchestrate the incident is in custody.

The school reported around 5:40 p.m. that everyone should stay indoors or seek shelter and lock doors because of an attempted armed robbery of a room in the B Complex-Reeve Hall, which is a dormitory. He showed a black gun.

The lockdown was lifted just before 6:30 p.m., but the suspect has not been caught.

No one was injured during the incident, which Hartford Police say was not random, and was in fact targeted and related to marijuana.

"Based on the circumstances and our experiences here on campus and former law enforcement, robberies are generally tied to drugs," said John Schmaltz, director of public safety for UHart.

The main suspect who committed the robbery is described as a black man wearing a black hoodie, black pants, a ski mask and green sneakers with red shoelaces. The university says he is believed to have left the area in a 2010-2012 gold Chevy Malibu, pictured above, and was driving south on Bloomfield Avenue.

Hartford Police are investigating with campus security.

The University of Hartford sent FOX 61 a surveillance image of the suspect taken from the C Complex roadway at 5:15 p.m., less than a half hour before the attempted robbery.

Less than two weeks ago two students were arrested and charged after a violent dorm incident at the school. The incident was in the same dorm -- B Complex -- when an old feud led to two people breaking in a dorm and holding a student at gunpoint. This robbery two had to do with drugs.

While two people were arrested in that incident, the two people who actually broke in the room were not arrested and are on the loose.

Freshman Mordehay Shindler and junior Tyrone Cadet were charged for coordinating the attack, though they were not involved in the actual incident. They were charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and conspiracy to commit home invasion.

Police are saying there's a likelihood the two incidents are connected.