Woman robbed along bike path

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (WTOC) - The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is investigating a strong arm robbery that occurred late Sunday night on the northern end of the island.

Just after midnight, deputies responded to the area of Folly Field Rd and Mimosa Street on a report of a robbery on the bike path. A 34-year old male told deputies he had been walking on the path on Folly Field Road when he came across an unconscious woman lying beside the path.

Upon regaining consciousness, the 21-year-old woman told deputies she had been riding her bike home from the grocery store when someone suddenly appeared and pushed her off the bike. She said her wallet containing an undisclosed amount of cash had been stolen.

The victim was unable to provide any description of her attacker. She was transported to the hospital for further treatment and observation.

The sheriff's office is asking anyone with information to contact the Beaufort County Dispatch Center at 843.524.2777.

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