BURTON, SC (February 7, 2013/9:45 AM) – The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred at a Burton home late last night.
Just before midnight, Sheriff’s deputies responded to the home at 1 Country Manor Rd in reference to a robbery that had just occurred. Upon arrival, deputies met with the 30-year old male homeowner who advised that he and several other guests had been playing poker in the garage when an unknown black male made entry and robbed them at gunpoint.
The victims advised that the suspect came in through an unlocked side door, brandished a handgun and ordered everyone to the floor. The suspect then directed one of the victims to collect cash from each person and place it in a bag provided by the suspect. After 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 male 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.
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