BCSO looking for six suspects in armed robbery

BEAUFORT, S.C. (WCIV) -- The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred early Saturday morning in Beaufort.

A 22-year-old man told deputies he was robbed by a group of black men in the area of Salt Creek Drive West just before 2:30 a.m.

According to a release, the victim said he was walking to his girlfriend's home when he saw two black men walking toward him. Then he told deputies he saw headlights from a vehicle approaching from behind and four other men got out of the vehicle.

Officials said each man was carrying a weapon described as an assault rifle-style weapon and then they approached the victim and began rummaging through his pockets.

The suspects took the victim's money and cell phone and left the area in a dark colored Chevy Tahoe, officials said.

According to the release, the victim was not harmed.

If you have any information, you are asked to call Investigator Sgt. J. Gobel at 843-255-3421.