MANATEE - The caretaker of a property in the 5600 block of 15th Street East was beaten and robbed by three people Monday evening, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
The 53-year-old victim told deputies he noticed the suspects looking around the cars about 7:30 p.m., and when he approached to help him, they began beating him, knocking him to the ground, according to the sheriff's office.
One of the suspects grabbed the man's wallet, and then all three of the attackers fled south to 57th Avenue East, and then to the west.
The wallet held $10 cash and the victim's identification, the sheriff's office said.
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The victim suffered minor injuries, but he refused medical treatment.