MANATEE - A 27-year-old man was robbed this afternoon by three masked men while walking home from the State College of Florida campus in Bradenton, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
While in the 5600 block of 29th Street West about 12:20 p.m., the victim was approached by a gold SUV occupied by three males, all wearing red bandanas, according to a news release.
Two suspects, including one armed with a gun, got out of the vehicle and approached the victim. They took the victim's backpack and removed his keys and cigarettes from his pocket. Before fleeing, they returned the keys to the victim, according to the sheriff's office.
The suspects then fled from the scene in the vehicle and were not located by responding deputies, the sheriff's office said.