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Police seek suspect in Magnolia Park armed robbery

BURTON, SC (WTOC) -

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery that took place outside an apartment complex early Friday morning.

Sheriff's deputies responded to Magnolia Park in reference to an anonymous noise complaint just after 1 a.m. While checking for a disturbance, deputies saw a black male subject running away from the area of the 400 building. Deputies then made contact with a 24-year-old male who reported that he had just been robbed and assaulted by the man deputies saw fleeing.

The victim told police that he had just arrived home when the unknown black male suddenly approached him. The suspect pointed a gun in the victim's face, ordered him to the ground and demanded money. After the suspect took the victim's wallet and cell phone, he struck the victim in the back of the head with the gun and fled the area.

The victim sustained minor head injury and was treated at the scene by responding EMS personnel. The suspect is described as a black male between the age of 20 and 30, approximately 5'09", 230 lbs, wearing a long-sleeve green shirt and dark pants.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Investigator Cpl. J. Malphrus at 843.255.3426 or Crimestoppers at 1.888.CRIME.SC.

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