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Man injured in robbery attempt

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (WTOC) -

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is investigating an attempted strong arm robbery that occurred early Sunday morning on Hilton Head.

Deputies responded to the emergency room at about 4:30 a.m. Sunday at Hilton Head Hospital  in  on a report of someone getting treatment for injuries suffered during an attempted robbery. A 49-year-old man told deputies he had been attacked by three men.

The man said he had been walking on a bike path from his home at Chimney Cove to the nearby Circle K at 825 William Hilton Parkway when he was approached by two Hispanic males and a black male, according to the sheriff's office.

A man grabbed the victim from behind and held him as the other two punched him in the face repeatedly and demanded money. The victim refused to hand over cash and kept his hands in his pockets to prevent them from taking any, according to the sheriff's office. The suspects eventually gave up and ran off. The victim flagged down a passing car. The driver agreed to take him to the hospital for help.

The victim suffered moderate facial injuries. He was treated and released.

The Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with information to contact either Investigator Cpl. D. Nelson at 843-255-3412 or CrimeStoppers 888.CRIME.SC (274-6372) or text the word TIPSC with a message to CRIMES (274637).

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