An intoxicated 29-year-old man says he was robbed at gunpoint in a wooded lot between Bluffton House and Lowcountry Presbyterian Church Saturday morning, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff's deputies responded to Bluffton House apartments just before 5 a.m. to a reported armed robbery. The man told deputies he had walked to Walgreen's to purchase beer and was on his way back when he was attacked. The victim said a black man grabbed him from behind and held him in a bear hug.
The victim managed to struggle free, only to find a handgun pointed at him, according to the Sheriff's Office. The black man grabbed the beer and fled with a white or Hispanic male, who reportedly did not participate in the robbery, according to a Sheriff's Office news release.
The victim was drunk at the time and provide several conflicting accounts of the incident, according to the release. He was not seriously injured.
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The suspect was described as 20 to 30 years old, about 5-foot-10-inches tall, 180 pounds, with long, black dreadlocks. He wore a blue and red hooded sweatshirt and khaki pants. The other man with him was described only as wearing a white shirt and black pants.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Investigator Sgt. B. Chapman at 843-255-3417 or Crimestoppers.