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Two brothers active in South Carolina politics were robbed at gunpoint in Charleston, S.C. on Saturday night.

Jonathan Dix and Josh Dix – who work as taxpayer-funded staffers for U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy, respectively – were robbed at gunpoint by two as-yet-unidentified male suspects on Wentworth Avenue in downtown Charleston’s Ansonborough District.

The incident occurred near the Harris Teeter shopping center on East Bay Street.

“Luckily we weren’t hurt and they didn’t get very much,” Jonathan Dix posted on his Facebook page, adding that the Charleston Police Department had been “great” in responding to the incident and that most of the items stolen had already been recovered.

“The (two) gunmen haven’t been caught,” Dix added.

We don’t know the Dix brothers personally, but we’re glad they were unhurt in this armed robbery and hope local law enforcement apprehends those responsible for the crime.