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Report: Man, woman robbed while walking near state fairgrounds

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RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WIS) -

A man and a woman were attacked and robbed very early Monday morning near the South Carolina State Fairgrounds, according to the Richland County Sheriff's Department.

The victim told authorities he and his girlfriend were walking home near the intersection of Lacy Street and Olympia Avenue shortly after midnight when an armed black male approached them. 

The suspect forced the two to the ground and demanded money, the victim said. The suspect then struck the male victim four times in the upper body, before stealing his money, deputies said.

The woman was able to get away without being injured. The man was transported to Palmetto Health Baptist Hospital to be treated for his injuries.

Deputies say they don't have a very good description of the suspect. The say he is a black male, approximately 5-9 with an athletic build. 

If you have any information about this incident you are asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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