BRADENTON — Police arrested three teens after they robbed a 58-year-old man Tuesday morning, according to Bradenton Police arrest reports.
Two 17-year-olds, one from Sarasota and one from Bradenton, and a 16-year-old from Bradenton were charged with strong arm robbery.
The man told police the three teens surrounded him as he was walking home from 7-Eleven, 902 14th St. W., when he was in the 1200 block of Ninth Avenue West at 1:45 a.m.
They ordered the man to give up his money, according to the report.
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One of the teens acted as if he was going to strike the man before he handed over $20 from his front pocket out of fear he would be beaten.
The teens then asked about his silver bracelet before walking east on Ninth Avenue laughing.
The man was able to give police a description and the teens were located shortly afterwards by patrol officers. He was able to identify them when they were taken into custody, according to the report.
Police are investigating whether the teens are responsible for other robberies, said Bradenton Police Deputy Chief William Tokajer.
“We’re reviewing it to see if they match the descriptions of other robbers in the area,” he said.
One of the teens was also charged with attempted escape after he caused about $500 damage to a patrol car by kicking out the left rear window, according to the report.