Sheriff’s Office Investigating Armed Robbery

BURTON, SC (June 1/9:45 AM) – The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the armed robbery of four juveniles that occurred early Saturday morning in the area of Carolina Ave.

At approximately 1:45 am, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a Charleston Dr residence in reference to a robbery and assault that reportedly occurred approximately 15 minutes earlier in the area of Carolina Ave. Upon arrival, deputies met with one male and two female juveniles who advised that they and a fourth juvenile (male) had been robbed while walking down Carolina Ave.

The victims stated that they had been traveling together in a friend’s car when the vehicle broke down on Hwy 21. The four teens began to walk, headed back to Carolina Ave where one of the teens lives. As they were walking, a group of four unknown black males approached them. The suspects demanded money, and the victims advised they had nothing. The suspects then assaulted the male victims, striking them in the face, and the female victims were ordered to remove all their clothing and lie face down on the side of the road.

The suspects took a small amount of cash, a cell phone, and the females’ clothing, then fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction. The victims advised that they believed one of the suspects may have been armed with a shotgun.

Three of the victims ran to a nearby home on Charleston Dr to call 911. The fourth victim split up from the group, advising he was going home. Deputies were unable to make contact with the fourth victim.

The suspects were described as four black males, possibly between the ages of 18-20. All suspects were described as being between 5’06”-5’08”, 110-120 lbs.

The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information to contact either Investigator Sgt. J. Foskey at 843-255-3408 or the Beaufort County Dispatch Center at 843-524-2777.


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