Police: Man beaten in strong armed robbery in bar restroom

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - North Charleston police arrested two men early Saturday morning after responding to a strong armed robbery at the Owner's Box bar.

The incident happened at the bar located on Rivers Avenue around 1:30 a.m., police say.

According to the report, 29-year-olds Anthony Ray Lett and Brian Drayton tricked a man into following them into the bathroom where they began punching and kicking home before taking his wallet containing $300 in cash.

Police say Lett and Drayton approached the victim with three women and asked him if he would like to do something with them.  The victim chose to dance with one of the women, and followed the suspects into the bathroom when they told him they had something to give him.

Another person at the bar walked in on the attack and Lett and Drayton fled the scene, police said.  Reports indicate that the witness tried to detain Lett, a Ridgeville native, who dropped the wallet while trying to flee.

A patrolling officer was already outside the bar due to a previous call, and both suspects were taken into custody immediately.

Both men are charged with strong armed robbery.

The report states that the victim's face was very bloody and swollen.  He was taken to Trident Hospital.

The wallet and $300 were recovered at the scene.

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