Man mugged in Manatee

Posted by MARC R. MASFERRER on May 8, 2014 

MANATEE -- A man was beaten and robbed by two men during a mugging late Wednesday, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

About 11:35 p.m., the 54-year-old man was sitting by a tree in the 6400 block of State Road 64 East -- between a Burger King and a Circle K -- when he "heard footsteps and just as he was turning around to see who was there, one of the suspects struck him in the head," the sheriff's office said in a news release.

The attackers went through the victim's pockets and took some of his personal property, then ran away, according to the sheriff's office.

The victim was taken to a local hospital after he complained of a back injury.

A witness described for deputies two possible suspects but added he did not know if they were involved, the sheriff's office said.

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