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Woman returns home to find armed robber

Sketch of robbery suspect (Source: Beaufort Co. Sheriff's Office) Sketch of robbery suspect (Source: Beaufort Co. Sheriff's Office)
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (WTOC) -

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office have released a composite sketch of an armed robbery suspect who robbed a woman outside her home on the north end of Hilton Head Island.

Sheriff's deputies responded at about 10:30 p.m. Friday to an armed robbery at a home on Starfish Drive. A 61-year-old woman told deputies she had been robbed at gunpoint.

The victim was going into her house when she heard a noise on the stairs below her. When she turned to look, she saw a black male pointing a handgun at her, according to the sheriff's office. The suspect demanded her purse, which she threw to him.

As the suspect ran away, the victim yelled for help. The suspect then fired one shot at her as he ran, according to the sheriff's office. The victim wasn't injured.

The robbery suspect is described as a black male between 25 and 30 years old. He was wearing baggy black clothing.

Those with information to contact either Investigator Cpl. J. Moran at 843.255.3422 or the Beaufort County Dispatch Center at 843.524.2777.

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