MANATEE — A home invasion robbery in the 1600 block of 34th Avenue East left one injured, the sheriff’s office reports.
The incident happened at around 9:30 p.m. Thursday when the victim was home alone and heard a knock at the front door. The person knocking, according to the report, called out the victim’s brother’s name and the victim opened the door.
Upon entering the home, the suspect pistol whipped the victim on the left side of his head, the report said.
The suspect then fled the residence with approximately $50 in jewelry and a laptop.
The severity of the injuries is not known.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office at 747-3011. Or remain anonymous, and possibly become eligible for a cash reward, by calling Crime Stoppers at (866) 634-TIPS (8677).