Suspect arrested in armed robbery

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (WTOC) - One suspect is in custody following an early morning armed robbery at a North end apartment complex.

Rocky Dieblo Gadson, 30, was arrested on charges of armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime in connection with a early morning robbery that occurred at a Hilton Head Gardens apartment.

The victim told deputies that he had gone to the apartment to help a friend move some items. While there, two unknown black males, one of whom was armed with a handgun, entered the apartment. The suspects held him at gunpoint and stole his wallet before fleeing the scene.

Following the robbery, the victim returned to his hotel room at nearby Quality Inn, where he spotted one of his attackers coming out of the hotel room next to his own. Deputies were able to locate the suspect, where he was then positively identified by the victim as one of the men who robbed him.

The case remains active as investigators work to identify additional suspect(s).

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Beaufort County Dispatch Center at 843-524-2777.

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