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BCSO investigates strong arm robbery

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (WTOC) -

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is investigating a robbery and assault that occurred Friday morning on the North end of Hilton Head Island.

Sheriff's deputies responded just after 5 a.m. to the emergency room at Hilton Head Medical Center on a report of a patient causing a disturbance.

A 21-year-old man who appeared to be grossly intoxicated and said he had been robbed, according to the BCSO.

The victim told deputies that at about 3 a.m. he went to a section of Mitchellville Road with two female acquaintances who wanted to buy drugs.

When they got there, the women got out of the vehicle and met up with two black males in a dark blue sports car. The two males then went up to the vctim, pulled him out of the vehicle and began assaulting him, according to the BCSO. The victim's shoes and pants were removed ad his wallet and cell phone were stolen.

The victim ran away and began knocking on doors of homes on Mitchellville Road until he was able to use a phone to call a family member. The victim was treated and released for several minor abrasions.

Deputies searched the area where the victim said the crime occurred, but they were unable to locate any evidence of the attack.

Residents in the area who were interviewed told deputies they did not hear any commotion. No contact was made with either the females, or the suspects who attacked the victim.

The Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with information to contact Crimestoppers.

MAKE THE CALL, STAY ANONYMOUS, EARN A REWARD: To report crime, citizens can call Crimestoppers at 888.CRIME.SC (274.6372) or text the word TIPSC with a message to CRIMES (274637).

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