73-year-old man assaulted, robbed, Bennettsville police say

73-year-old man assaulted, robbed, Bennettsville police say

BENNETTSVILLE, SC (WMBF) – A 73-year-old man was assaulted and robbed by three suspects who forced their way into his Bennettsville home Tuesday, according to officials.

Bennettsville Police officers responded to a home on Woodrow Street at about 10:35 p.m. to find the victim had been assaulted by three unknown suspects wearing dark clothing, according to a news release from BPD.

It appears that the suspects forced their way into the residence and assaulted the man with a handgun. He told police that they locked him in his bathroom after forcibly taking several items from his possession, and then went through his home looking for unknown items.

The victim was checked by EMS but was not transported.

Anyone with information is asked to call BPD at 843-479-3620 or Marlboro County Dispatch at 843-479-9999.

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