Crime & Public Safety

Report: Two women left Hilton Head hotel room with armed robbers

Before two men were robbed at a Hilton Head Island hotel Sunday afternoon, they had planned to have sex with a pair of women who left with the robbers, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff's Office report.

Two Hilton Head Island men, ages 23 and 33, told deputies they had met with the two women about 10 times. On Sunday, they rented a room at the Quality Inn and Suites on Museum Street to drink and have "fun" with the women, whose names they did not know, the report said.

At about 3:45 p.m., one of the women opened the room door, and two men came in, each carrying a handgun, according to the report.

One of the suspects pushed the 33-year-old onto the bed and yelled, "Give me all of the money or I shoot." The suspects pushed him to the floor and poured a beer on him, the report said.

The two victims handed over their cellphones, wallets, car keys and $1,200 cash, the report said. The two women left with the robbers, whom the victims could not describe in detail.

Minutes before the robbery, a hotel employee visited the room, the report said. The employee told the men they owed more money for having four people in the room, as opposed to two, and then agreed to use their deposit to pay the balance.

The employee said that as soon as she returned to the front desk, the victims came into the lobby and said they had been robbed. She did not see anyone matching the suspects' descriptions, the report said.

The victims were not injured, but deputies planned to interview them again when they were sober. One of the men said he drank about 12 beers before the robbery and gave differing accounts of the incident, the report said.

Lt. Mike Riley said there was no additional information to release Tuesday.

When asked whether the women were prostitutes or were working with the two robbers, Riley said he could not speculate.

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