Gunman snatches woman's purse in Bradenton

July 16, 2013 

MANATEE -- A woman was robbed of her purse at gunpoint late Monday, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

About 10:15 p.m., the woman had just arrived in the 300 block of Springdale Drive, Bradenton, when she opened her vehicle door and was confronted by a man who stuck a pistol in her face, according to a news release.

The man didn't say anything and then snatched a purse from her, the sheriff's office said. The woman was not hurt.

The suspect fled to the east, according to the report.

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