A North Augusta man was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the foot after he and a family member were robbed at gunpoint on Friday, according to the North Augusta Department of Public Safety.
Darryl Trotty Jr., 30, was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to a statement from police.
Trotty told police that he and his uncle, Milton Williams Jr., were standing in front of 141 Chalet North Court around 9 p.m. Friday when they noticed several men approaching them wearing camouflage coats and masks, according to the statement.
The men presented pistols and demanded money from the victims, according to the statement. Witnesses saw Trotty being assaulted by the men before he was shot in the foot.
Trotty was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Williams was not injured during the robbery, police said. The five men fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money from both victims, according to the report. Aiken County Bloodhound Tracking Team responded to the scene but was unsuccessful in locating a suspect
North Augusta Public Safety is looking for the five individuals responsible for the robbery and assault. Anyone with information about the incident or the identities of the alleged robbers is asked to call Public Safety’s lead investigator, Detective Chris Toole, at 441-4217.
Individuals can also call CrimeStoppers of the Midlands at (888) CRIME-SC. Callers can remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward between $50 and $1,000.