Police: 80-year-old man robbed, beaten, then left for hours in canal

Whiteville Police (Photo: City of Whiteville Facebook)

WHITEVILLE, NC (WWAY) — The Whiteville Police Department is investigating after they say an 80-year-old man was beaten, robbed, and then left in a canal for several hours.

The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office notified the police department a man with severe head injuries was found just east of Hallsboro on Friday.

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The victim was robbed before being assaulted and left in a canal on a rural road, according to police.

The victim was taken to the hospital.

If you know any information, contact police at (910) 642-5111.