A 42-year-old woman was approached from behind, hit on the head with an unknown object, choked and robbed at the Estates at Westbury in Bluffton at about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The suspect fled with $300 after a witness saw the attack in the stairwell of an apartment building, according to Sgt. Robin McIntosh with the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.
The victim had facial injuries but refused medical attention, McIntosh said.
The suspect is described as a white male, 25 to 35 years old, about 6 feet tall, 160 pounds, with a thin build and grayish hair.
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Anyone with information should call Cpl. Brandon Cooler at 843-255-3423 or the dispatch center at 843-524-2777.