Poker players robbed at Burton game

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Poker players robbed at Burton game

Published Thursday, February 7, 2013   |  178 Words  |  

A Burton homeowner and several guests were robbed at gunpoint during a poker game in a garage just before midnight Wednesday, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.

The 30-year-old homeowner, who lives on Country Manor Road, said a man came in through an unlocked side door carrying a handgun and ordered everyone to the floor.

The robber made one of the victims collect cash from each player and put the money in a bag. A news release said the robber ran off with an undisclosed amount of cash and two cellphones. No one was injured.

The suspect is described as a slender, light-skinned black man wearing a green hooded sweatshirt with a gold design, and a mask that covered the lower half of his face.

The victims also reported he yelled to someone they couldn't see, who was standing outside the garage during the robbery.

Anyone with information can contact Cpl. B. Disbrow at 843-255-3407 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC (274-6372).