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  1. #1
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    Apr 2013

    SC - Teller, 2 customers shot to death during Greer bank robbery, 16 May 2003


    At about 1:30 p.m. May 16, 2003, authorities believe that two suspects went into Blue Ridge Savings Bank, 330 E. Frontage Road near Interstate 85.

    The Greer Police Department arrived on the scene about 15 minutes later and found the bodies of Sylvia Holtzclaw, the only bank employee on duty, and married customers James “Eb” Barnes, 61, and Margaret Barnes, 58, in a utility room in the back of the bank. All three died of gunshot wounds.

    Authorities believe James Barnes, a professor at the University of South Carolina Upstate; Margaret Barnes, an employee of the National Beta Club headquarters in Spartanburg; and Holtzclaw were left in the bank by two suspects who took “very little” cash and hurriedly left the area in a bright red two-door car, according to the FBI.

  2. #2
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    Nov 2013
    Can't imagine the bank was very secure: "The bank is located in a singlewide trailer at the end of an I-85 frontage road off Highway 14." http://www.goupstate.com/article/200...NEWS/405160429

    Also, what was the other bank employee's excuse for stepping out right before the robbery? "Bank employee Tom Begley was not inside the building when the incident occurred, but returned after hearing the alarm had been pulled"

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