Beaufort News

Bicyclist knocked unconscious, robbed on path

A bicyclist on a Hilton Head Island path told authorities she was robbed late Sunday night after she had been knocked unconscious.

Just after midnight, deputies went to an area near Folly Field Road and Mimosa Street after receiving a report of a robbery. They found a 34-year-old man who said he'd been walking on the path on Folly Field Road when he saw an unconscious woman lying beside the path, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff's Office news release.

Unable to awaken her, he called 911. After the 21-year-old woman regained consciousness, she said she had been riding her bike home from the grocery store when someone suddenly appeared and pushed her off the bike. She reported that her wallet and an unspecified amount of cash in it were stolen.

The victim was unable to describe her attacker. She was taken to a hospital for further treatment and observation.

Anyone with information should contact the Beaufort County Dispatch Center at 843-524-2777.