Beaufort News

Man reports assault at gunpoint

A Hilton Head Island man said he was attacked Sunday by two men, ordered inside his apartment at The Oaks and pistol-whipped, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff's Office news release Thursday.

The 32-year-old man told deputies he was standing outside his apartment just before midnight talking on the phone, when two men armed with handguns approached.

They forced him to take them inside his apartment, where they hit him in the side with the guns. He was able to call 911, at which time both men ran toward William Hilton Parkway, the release said.

The victim had no visible injuries and refused medical treatment. Nothing was stolen, and it is unclear what the suspects' intentions were, according to the release.

Both men were described as black, 16 to 18 years old, about 6 feet tall, 165 pounds, and wearing black clothing that covered their faces.

Anyone with information is asked to call Cpl. J. Garcia at 843-255-3412 or the Beaufort County Dispatch Center at 843-524-2777.

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