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Gunmen sought in Greenwood bank robbery

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Police are looking for at least two gunmen who robbed a Greenwood bank this morning.

The two men went into the bank at 18 Providence Drive about 9:20 a.m. They were wearing hooded jackets, black gloves and ski masks and pointed pistols at employees and customers while ordering them to the floor. The gunmen used plastic ties to tie victims' hands behind their backs and left after taking cash from the teller stations, a Greenwood Police Department news release said.

All Greenwood schools went on lockdown after the robbery. That meant classes went on as usual but no one was allowed to enter the buildings, Superintendent David Edds said.

Greenwood police told the school district and Greenwood Christian Academy that the lockdown wasn't necessary, assistant chief Matthew Fillenwarth said. But Edds said Greenwood schools will remain locked down until the end of the day. Student dismissal shouldn't be impacted, he said.

Witnesses at the bank told police that a third person may have been involved in the robbery as the gunmen were seen using a radio to speak with someone outside of the bank. The pair were last seen running west from the bank, the news release said.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Greenwood Police Department, 881-2518, or the anonymous tip line, 865-0300.

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