Man robbed during Bluffton home invasion

BLUFFTON, SC (WTOC) - The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is investigating a robbery that occurred Sunday night at a Bluffton apartment.

Deputies responded just after 8 p.m. to the Estates at Westbury Park at 100 Kensington Blvd. on a report of an armed robbery. A 57-year-old man told deputies that he had been robbed at gunpoint by two unknown black men.

The victim said he was getting home from the gym when he was suddenly approached by the two men as he was entering his apartment. One of them put a gun to his head, pushing him in the door. Once inside, he was ordered to lie on the ground while the suspects rummaged through his home, according to the sheriff's office.

The men took his gym bag, which contained a wallet, a handgun, and prescription medications, and they fled the area.

The victim was unharmed. Witnesses saw the two men running toward the rear of the apartment complex, but were unable to see where they went.

The suspects were described as wearing jeans and dark-colored hoodies. One had a white bandana over his face.

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

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