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Deputies are searching for two suspects who allegedly robbed a Hilton Head man at gunpoint early Wednesday morning in The Plaza at Shelter Cove while he tried to make a deposit at an ATM, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.
The incident happened around 12:15 a.m., as the victim deposited two checks into the Bank of America ATM on Shelter Cove Lane near multiple retail stores, the report said.
As he pulled $170 out of his wallet to deposit, a man approached him, grabbed his sweater and said, “Give me your money,” the report said.
The suspect pointed a black handgun before striking the victim in the head with the weapon, causing him to fall to the ground, the report said.
The suspect grabbed the cash and ran toward a small white SUV with a second suspect, the report said.
The victim had a 1-inch cut on the left side of his head but did not need major medical treatment, the report said.
The gunman was described as a black man around 5-foot-10 and about 150 to 200 pounds.
The second suspect is a black man around 6-foot-1 and 180 to 220 pounds, according to the report.
Anyone who can help identify the suspects can contact Sgt. Murphy at 843-255-3413, Beaufort County Dispatch at 843-524-2777 or Crimestoppers at 843-554-1111 referencing case 19S032824.