A North Carolina man told York County Sheriff’s deputies he was robbed of $360 in cash and his iPhone after he went to purchase a gun from someone his friend knew in Lake Wylie.
The man, 19, got a ride with another friend in an older-model green Camaro with gray racing stripes to Evergreen Road in Lake Wylie on Sunday night, according to a sheriff’s office report. When he got there, a man he called “John” was waiting with a rifle.
When the victim took money out of his pocket, John pulled the man out of the car and the friend driving the Camaro “sped away,” the report stated. John then punched the man several times while wearing brass knuckles.
The victim was able to get away and found a nearby homeowner to call 911. When he was at the house, the victim saw John get picked up by the friend who had arranged the sale. They were driving a white Nissan Xterra.
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Deputies were unable to find either of the cars or the suspects.
The man had several injuries.