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Man robbed and pistol-whipped outside his home

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A man was robbed and pistol-whipped outside his home in the Olympia area late Sunday night, according to the Richland County Sheriff's Department.

The incident happened when the man was standing outside his home in the 1100 block of Olympia Avenue around 10:30, according to department spokesman Curtis Wilson. 

The victim told investigators a gold or tan Chevrolet Impala car pulled into his driveway and a black male armed with a silver pistol got out of the car. Deputies say the suspect then hit the victim multiple times in the head sending him to the ground.

The suspect, according to investigators, then took the man's belongings, including his keys, wallet, cash and cell phone. Before fleeing, the robber hit the victim in the head one more time, Wilson said.

The victim was able to tell investigators there were two other people in the car, including a male driver and a female passenger.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5-7 wearing a white shirt. 

If you have any information about this incident, you are urged to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIMESC.

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