Beaufort News

Man reportedly robbed in Walmart parking lot

A 34-year-old man told police he was robbed Thursday in the Walmart parking lot in Beaufort.

The man reported Friday he was walking to his car at about 10 p.m. Thursday when four men knocked him down, held a knife to his neck and forced him to hand over a small amount of cash, according to a Beaufort Police Department news release.

The men ran into the woods. All were described as black. One was heavy-set with medium-length dreadlocks; the second wore a Cincinnati Reds baseball cap; the third wore a Philadelphia Phillies baseball cap; and the other was described only as thin.

It is unclear why the victim, who had minor injuries, did not immediately report the crime, the release said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Beaufort County Dispatch Center at 843-524-2777.

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