The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an alleged armed robbery that occurred at a Burton home late Wednesday night, February 6.
Just before midnight, deputies responded to the home at 1 Country Manor Road in reference to an alleged robbery that had just occurred. After arriving, deputies met with the homeowner, 30-year-old man, who reported that he and several other guests had been playing poker in the garage when an unknown man entered and robbed them at gunpoint.
The victims reported that the suspect came in through an unlocked side door, then allegedly brandished a handgun and ordered everyone to the floor. The suspect then allegedly directed one of the victims to collect cash from each person and place it in a bag provided by the suspect. After reportedly stealing an undisclosed amount of cash and two cell phones, the suspect fled the area on foot. No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.
The suspect was described as a slender, light-skinned black man wearing a green hooded sweatshirt with a gold design, and a mask that concealed the lower half of his face.
The victims also reported hearing the suspect yell to an unseen second suspect believed to have been standing outside the garage during the robbery.
The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information to contact either Investigator Cpl. B. Disbrow at 843-255-3407 or Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC (274-6372) or text the word TIPSC with a message to CRIMES (274637).
Source: Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office press release.