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Lockdown lifted after robbery near Spartanburg school

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Deputies investigate a robbery at a real estate office in Spartanburg. (Feb. 1, 2013/FOX Carolina) Deputies investigate a robbery at a real estate office in Spartanburg. (Feb. 1, 2013/FOX Carolina)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

After being locked down for about an hour because of a robbery nearby, students were allowed to leave a Spartanburg school Friday evening.

The robbery happened about 5 p.m. at Keith Evans Real Estate at 1525 Skylyn Dr.

Kim Keith, the owner of the business, said two masked men ran into the office just before 5 p.m., pointed a gun at a clerk and demanded money. He said the men got away with not only cash from the business, but also the rent money of a man who was inside the store at the time.

A person who answered the phone at neighboring Houston Elementary School said they locked down the school shortly after 5 p.m. They said that students who participate in an after-school program that runs until 5:30 p.m. were not released until deputies gave the all-clear about an hour later.

Kevin Bobo, spokesman for the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office, said deputies were in the area looking for the robber.

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