Beaufort News

Man beaten in attempted armed robbery

A 38-year-old man told deputies that a stranger assaulted him and demanded money Tuesday at a Bluffton mobile home park.

Beaufort County Sheriff's deputies went just after 8 a.m. to Shady Glen, where the victim said he was getting into his car in the driveway when a man ran up behind him and struck him in the head with a handgun, a Beaufort County Sheriff's Office news release said.

The suspect demanded money and struck the man several more times when he said he had none. The suspect fled without taking anything from the man, who was treated at the scene for minor head injuries, the release said.

The suspect is described as a black male, about 6-foot-3, 250 pounds, wearing dark gray pants with a black T-shirt covering his head and face.

Anyone with information can call Cpl. D. Nelson at 843-255-3412 or the Beaufort County Dispatch Center at 843-524-2777.