A 66-year-old man says he was robbed by three masked men in the parking lot of the Howard Johnson motel on Trask Parkway early Tuesday, according to a Beaufort Police Department news release.
The victim told police, who responded at about 12:50 a.m., that three black men wearing dark clothing and masks approached holding handguns. One took the man's wallet and rummaged through his vehicle, while the others held him at gunpoint, according to the release. They then ran toward a nearby bus station. The victim was unharmed.
A Beaufort County sheriff's canine team searched for the suspects. It found the victim's wallet, but cash was missing from it, and the suspects were not located.
Anyone with information should call the dispatch office at 843-524-2777 or Investigator George Erdel at 843-322-7958. Callers may remain anonymous.
The following reports were released Tuesday by the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office and Beaufort Police Department:
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Compiled by staff writers Juliann Vachon and Cassie Foss