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Man sought in armed robbery attempt on Hilton Head Island

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (WTOC) -

An attempted robbery occurred outside a home on the northern end of Hilton Head Island late Monday night.

Sheriff's deputies responded just after 11 p.m. Monday to a home on Spanish Wells Road on an attempted robbery report.

Deputies met with a 30-year old man who said an unknown black male had attempted to rob him at knifepoint, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office. 

He had walked outside of his home to get something from his car when he was suddenly approached by a suspect demanding money. The victim told him he didn't have any and the suspect tried to stab him. The victim blocked the attack and ran down Spanish Wells Road. The suspect ran toward Diamondback Road. 

The victim suffered a minor laceration on his hand and was treated at the scene by EMS. His attacker was described as a black male between 25-30 years old. He's about 6'03" and weighs180 lbs. He was wearing a black shirt and blue shorts.

Anyone with information can contact either Investigator Cpl. B. Cooler at 843.255.3423 or CrimeStoppers. 

MAKE THE CALL, STAY ANONYMOUS, EARN a REWARD: To report crime, citizens can call CrimeStoppers at 1.888.CRIME.SC (274.6372) or text the word TIPSC with a message to CRIMES (274637).

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