MANATEE -- About $11,000 in cash was stolen in a robbery outside a Bradenton gas station Wednesday afternoon, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
About 1:30 p.m. an employee was leaving the Sunoco station at 5912 15th St. E. when a suspect approached, grabbed a bank bag the employee was carrying and knocked her to the ground, according to a news release.
The suspect, described as being about 5 feet, 5 inches tall, with a thin build and in his late 20s or early 30s, then fled to a car parked about a block away. He was last seen wearing jeans, a bandanda and black t-shirt.
A witness saw the robbery and followed the suspect to near the intersection of 35th Avenue Drive East and Ninth Street East, the release said.
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The victim was transported to Manatee Memorial hospital where she was begin treated for minor injuries as a result of her fall.
Deputies were still investigating, Anyone with information can call the sheriff’s office at (941) 747-3011.