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.
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.