BRADENTON — The Bradenton Police Department was investigating two armed robbery incidents Friday night that may have been related, according to a report.
The first occurred around 9:17 p.m. in the 600 block of 21st Street East, where a man was robbed of his wallet at gunpoint by a man using a silver revolver, the report states.
A second man stayed inside a vehicle, described as a gray, smaller SUV, which the two used to flee.
No one was injured, police said.
Then around 10:09 p.m., in the 1000 block of 13th Avenue West, three men were reportedly approached by two men dressed in all black and wearing black masks and armed with handguns. A third suspect stayed inside a vehicle, again described as a gray, smaller SUV, as the two other suspects attempted to rob the victims.
The three suspects threw beer cans at the suspects, who then fled in the vehicle heading south on 10th Street West, according to the report.
Officers were unable to locate the suspects.