Man charged with robbing Bradenton gas station at knifepoint

September 11, 2013 

MANATEE -- A 26-year-old man has been charged with using a knife to rob a Citgo gas station in Bradenton, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies on Wednesday afternoon arrested Yan Carlos Gaunche, and charged him with armed robbery, the sheriff's office said.

About 9 a.m. Tuesday, the robber entered the Citgo gas station at 6920 14th St. W., and asked the clerk if he could use the bathroom, according to a news release.

He left and then returned holding a large kitchen knife and demanded money from he clerk. The clerk gave the suspect money and the suspect left on a small bike heading south bound on U.S. 41, according to the report.

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