Disabled veteran assaulted in armed robbery

Disabled veteran assaulted in armed robbery

GOOSE CREEK, SC (WCSC) - Goose Creek Police say armed robbers targeted an elderly disabled veteran in a Friday robbery at a gas station.

The victim, a 70-year-old Goose Creek man, told police that while he was sitting in his car at approximately 3:41 a.m. on Friday, two men approached, opened the door to his car and demanded his wallet, then struck him in the head. Medics treated the victim for a four-inch cut on the temple area of his head, the police report states.

The victim was unable to provide a clear description of the two robbers and told police that they fled on foot. He said one of them was armed with a handgun, possibly a revolver. He told police that his wallet contained his driver's license, a debit card, his Veterans card and his Commissary card, but no cash.

The man attempted to get inside the store for help, but the doors were locked because the employee was away from the counter cleaning restrooms, the report states. Another customer who arrived on scene saw the victim bleeding and called 911.

The employee said she was unaware of the incident prior to seeing police outside, the report states, but did not recall seeing any suspicious customers prior to the incident.

The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment.

If you have any information about this robbery, call the Goose Creek Police Department at (843) 863-5200, extension 2336, or Crime Stoppers at (843) 554-1111.

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