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Bartender robbed, locked in bathroom

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Deputies say this man held up the bar Monday morning. (Source: Anderson Co. Sheriff's Office) Deputies say this man held up the bar Monday morning. (Source: Anderson Co. Sheriff's Office)
Deputies say the L.A. Sports Club in Anderson was robbed Monday morning.  (Source: Anderson Co. Sheriff's Office) Deputies say the L.A. Sports Club in Anderson was robbed Monday morning. (Source: Anderson Co. Sheriff's Office)
ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Deputies are looking for whoever held up an Anderson bar at 8 a.m. Monday and got away with some cash.

Debbie Ricker told FOX Carolina that she had just opened up the L.A. Sports Club on Highway 28 Bypass for business when a man burst in with a gun. "He's about six feet tall, had a bandana on his face, dark sunglasses and a hood over his head," said Ricker. "I was standing in the bar when he came in and started waving his gun at me."

Ricker says the man demanded money from her. "I told him to take what he wanted to and then went into the backroom but he made me come out of the backroom and into the bathroom and he shut the door," said Ricker.

Ricker says she was locked in the bathroom with another man who walked in during the robbery. "I was just praying, 'God, don't let me die,'" said Ricker.

Ricker says eventually she got out of the bathroom and called deputies.

The robber ran away on foot but has yet to be found, deputies said.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the Anderson County Sheriff's Office at 864-260-4400 or Crime Stoppers at 888-CRIME-SC.

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