26-year-old say he was mugged and his gum, cigarettes taken

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A crazy report coming from Hilton Head, I'll just point you to read the press release from the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office:

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a strong arm robbery that occurred early this morning on the South end of Hilton Head.

Just after 1:00 am [the morning of Friday August 6], Sheriff’s deputies responded to the beach area behind the Sea Crest hotel (beach marker #60) in reference to a robbery that had occurred moments before. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with 26-year old male victim who advised that he’d just been assaulted and robbed by two unknown suspects.

The victim advised that he’d gone out on the beach at approximately 1:00 am to look for his friends. He approached a group of four individuals (two black males and two black females) whom he saw sitting on the beach to ask if they had seen his friends. While talking to them, one of the male subjects punched the victim in the face while the other male subject went through the victim’s pockets.

After taking a pack of cigarettes and gum from the victim, all subjects fled the area. The victim sustained no visible injuries as a result of the attack, and did not require medical assistance.

The two male suspects were described as black males between the ages of 26-35, both approximately 5’09”, between 140-190 lbs. One was wearing a white tank top and dark shorts and the other a dark t-shirt and dark pants or shorts. No description was available for the two female subjects seen with the males.

The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information to contact the Beaufort County Dispatch Center at 843-524-2777.

A hat tip to The Island Packet for spotting this one.

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