Officers are searching for three men posing as lawn-care workers who beat and robbed a 92-year-old man in the Woodfield Park community Sunday, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said.
Lott said the three men approached the elderly man, who was standing at his carport Sunday afternoon, and asked if he needed lawn work done. He declined, saying he already had someone. At that point, one of robbers grabbed the victim and snatched his wallet. Then all three men fled.
Lott said that earlier, a woman had engaged the elderly man in conversation and she had somehow seen the cash in his wallet. Investigators believe the woman was in cahoots with the three men, Lott said.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at (888) Crime-SC.