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Remembrance Service Thursday, 10 Years After Deadly Greer Bank Robbery

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A service of remembrance and hope was held Thursday at Greer City Amphitheater. A service of remembrance and hope was held Thursday at Greer City Amphitheater.
A decade after three people were killed during a bank robbery at Blue Ridge Savings in Greer, the community is coming together to honor the victims. A decade after three people were killed during a bank robbery at Blue Ridge Savings in Greer, the community is coming together to honor the victims.
Authorities have released a new enhanced sketch of a witness they've always been interested in finding. Authorities have released a new enhanced sketch of a witness they've always been interested in finding.

A decade after three people were killed during a bank robbery at Blue Ridge Savings in Greer, the community is coming together to honor the victims.

A service of remembrance and hope was held Thursday at Greer City Amphitheater.  More than a hundred people came out for the service, including family members of Sylvia Holtzclaw and Eb and Maggie Barnes, the three killed in the robbery.

Holtzclaw's son, David, spoke to Seven on Your Side.  "It's hard to believe it's been ten years, but then sometimes, I remember her and what happened like it was yesterday."  Holtzclaw says the lack of information in the case has been frustrating.  "Somebody knows something, and we're hoping this service will be just the boost we need to make that somebody come forward," he says.

The robbery happened on May 16, 2003 at 1:30 p.m.   The bank's panic alarm went off and police arrived to discover a horrific crime scene.

Sylvia Holtzclaw and two customers, Eb and Maggie Barnes of Spartanburg, were found in a small room, shot to death.

Authorities have released a new enhanced sketch of a witness they've always been interested in finding.  FBI special agent in charge, Dave Thomas, says the person remains "someone they want to talk to."

Over the years, Greer Police detectives tell Seven on Your Side they've received "hundreds" of tips, although they admit sometimes they go months without getting one.  "The last credible lead we received was probably in 2012," says Lt. Eric Pressley, with Greer PD.

Still, Holtzclaw says he'll never lose hope.  "I can't.  It's a promise I've made to my mom and the other victims." 

If you have any information on this case, call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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