Man's jaw broken in mobile home invasion

HERALD STAFF REPORTAugust 31, 2013 

Man's jaw broken in mobile home invasion

BRADENTON -- A 60-year-old Bradenton man suffered a broken jaw when he was punched and kicked during a home invasion robbery at his mobile home, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

The victim was laying down inside his home at the Orange Grove Mobile Home Park, 2615 Cortez Rd. W., around 6:54 p.m. Saturday when he heard a knock on the door.

When he opened it, a man he knows as "Ruben" entered along with another unknown man, who began punching and kicking the victim, according to a sheriff's report. Nothing was said, and when the two men, both described as between 40 and 50 years old, were done they noticed money on a TV stand, took it and fled in a car, deputies said.

The victim was transported to Blake Medical Center, where he underwent surgery to treat a broken jaw, according to the report. "He also had cuts on his face and was missing teeth," the report states. His injuries were not life threatening, deputies said.

No arrests were made. The investigation is ongoing.

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