2 women robbed of purses at Hooters in Bradenton

May 13, 2013 

MANATEE -- Two women were robbed of their purses at the Hooters restaurant in Bradenton late Sunday, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

About 9:05 p.m. Sunday, the women were siting in an outdoor patio area of the restaurant at 4908 14th St. W., when a man approached and grabbed their purses. One the victims grabbed her purse, but the suspect overpowered her and snatched the purse from her, according to a news release.

The suspect then fled. Neither victim was injured.

Detectives said witnesses provided numerous leads, and the investigation was continuing.

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