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Deputies investigate Burton armed robbery

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery Thursday night at a Burton mobile home park.

Deputies were called at about 10 p.m. to an apartment on Parris Island Gateway to meet with a 29-year-old man who reported being robbed at gunpoint moments before at Taylors Mobile Home Park, also on Parris Island Gateway.

The man said he went to the mobile home to clean the carpets and was standing by his vehicle when he was approached by two men, according to a news release from the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.

The men told the man that they were interested in hiring him to clean the carpets at their home and wanted to show him the job. When the man said he’d return the next day, one of the men pulled out a handgun, forced him back into his vehicle and ordered him to drive, according to the Sheriff’s Office release.

After driving a short distance, the men demanded money. The man complied, giving them an undisclosed amount of cash and some jewelry then got out of the car and ran toward Parris Island Gateway, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

He was uninjured.

The suspects were described as two 17- to 20-year-old black males, about 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds. One was described as wearing a black shirt, and one wearing a red shirt.

The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with any information to please contact the Beaufort County Dispatch Center at 843-524-2777.

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