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BCSO investigating robbery at Coligny Beach access

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (WTOC) -

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is investigating a robbery and assault that occurred on the beach on the South end of Hilton Head Monday night.

Around 8:45 p.m., deputies responded to the Coligny Beach access for a robbery.

Upon arrival, deputies made contact with a 46-year-old male who advised he'd been robbed by an unknown black male.

The victim told police that he was sitting at the beach access when he was approached by a the man who asked him for a beer. The victim gave the suspect a beer and the two men sat talking and drinking beer together for several minutes.

Suddenly, the suspect punched the victim once in the face, took the victim's wallet, and then fled the area.

At the time the incident was reported, police said the victim appeared to be highly intoxicated and was reluctant to provide details.

Deputies searched the area and spoke with numerous people at the nearby Tiki Hut, however, they all said that they had not witnessed the incident, nor seen anyone matching either the victim or the suspect.

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

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