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A Whaley Street man is recovering from a head wound after someone pistol-whipped him during an armed robbery at 12:42 a.m. Thursday, according to an Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

The man said he was robbed as he trying to unlock his door.

An unknown man wearing a grey hoodie emerged from the rear of his residence saying, “Hey, give me your money.”

He told the robber that he didn’t have any money.

At that point, the robber pulled out a pistol and began to assault him with it.

The man told deputies that he dodged the first blow, but the gunman then hit him in the head with the pistol.

As the man fell to the ground, the robber took the wallet from his back pocket.

The man said the robber pointed the pistol at him and fired, but the man was able to move it away from his body.

The robber then took off running toward Sprinkle Avenue.

Deputies said the man had blood coming from his head and neck.

The man didn’t want to be transported to the Regional Medical Center. Medics treated his injuries at the scene.

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Martha Rose Brown covers crime and other topics. The South Carolina native has been a journalist for the past 17 years.

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