Manatee woman beaten, robbed by 5 in parking lot

Posted by Kate Irby on June 25, 2014 

MANATEE -- A woman was beaten and robbed in the Desoto Junction Tuesday night, according to the Manatee Sheriff's Office.

The victim went to Manatee Memorial Hospital to get treatment for injuries Tuesday night, and the hospital reported a possible assault to the sheriff's office, according to a report.

Deputies questioned the victim, who said five unknown women attacked her between 6 and 7 p.m. as she was walking through a parking lot and robbed her before fleeing.

The victim's injuries are minor, according to the report.

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