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Anger Management Class Robbed At Spartanburg Church

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Spartanburg Public Safety is investigating an armed robbery at an anger management class early Monday night. Spartanburg Public Safety is investigating an armed robbery at an anger management class early Monday night.
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A gunman robbed an anger management class at the Second Presbyterian Church on College St. in Spartanburg, Monday night.

Program director Emmanuel Igwe says two men stormed into the church just after his assistant finished collecting payments for his “Family- You Can’t Beat Them” class.

“I said you never been here before,” said administrative assistant Gwendolyn Durrah. “I said I don't recognize your face."

Captain Art Littlejohn of Spartanburg Public Safety said officers received a 911 call around 6:20 p.m. in reference to an armed robbery at the Family Anger Management Center inside the Second Presbyterian Church on College Street.

Littlejohn stated that two young black males had entered the business. When asked where they were going, the one of the men turned and pulled out a gun and demanded money.

“We are in the Lord's house for one, and we are serving the public,” said Durrah. “We're trying to make a difference by the program that we offer. This cannot be happening to us."

From anger management to alcoholism and eating disorders, Spartanburg Public Safety says many organizations hold classes just like this one in churches and meeting spaces throughout the Upstate.

7 On Your Side asked what these groups can do to make sure you're safe.

“With this one they had people checking the people in,” said Capt. Regina Nowak with Spartanburg Public Safety. “They know who is supposed to be there and who's not. And they have rosters."

Capt. Nowak says if someone is in the building that shouldn't be there then call 911. Also groups should keep doors locked, considering having a security guard in place and look for spaces with security cameras installed.

Investigators are looking for two young men between the ages of 20 and 25. The suspects left the scene in a black Honda Accord on North Church Street.

If anyone has any information about the crime or the suspect, you are urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC or Text TIP649 with your tip to CRIMES (274637).

 

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