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Police searching for suspects who robbed Hilton Head man at gunpoint by Shelter Cove ATM

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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.

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Lana Ferguson has covered crime, police, and other news for The Island Packet & Beaufort Gazette since June 2018. Before coming to the Lowcountry, she worked for publications in her home state of Virginia and graduated from the University of Mississippi, where she was editor of the college newspaper.


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