Report: Man attacks, robs roommate following argument over car

BEAUFORT COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office says a 68-year-old man was attacked and robbed by his roommate after he told him he could not use his car.

On Tuesday at 12:15 a.m., deputies responded to the Bon Aire Estates for a man who was robbed. When deputies arrived, they found the victim bleeding from his head.

The victim said his roommate came into his bedroom and asked to borrow his car.

According to the victim, after he told his roommate he could not borrow the car, the suspect became angry and struck the victim in the head with an iron object. Authorities say the suspect then grabbed money and took off on foot.

The victim told deputies that the suspect had only been living with him for the past few weeks.

The sheriff's office is investigating the incident.

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