MANATEE -- A woman was robbed Saturday afternoon as she was trying to buy a bus ticket, the sheriff’s office reports.
The suspect snatched $30 to $40 from the victim’s hand as she was getting ready to feed the cash into a bus ticket vending machine in the 900 block of 301 Boulevard West at about 2:15 p.m.
The 22-year-old victim told deputies she was trying to buy a monthly pass when the suspect snatched the cash from her right hand and ran northbound, a media release said. The woman, who was not injured, then called 911.
Police and dogs searched the area but could not find the suspect, described as a 5-foot-6-inch-tall man, about 150 pounds, with an eyebrow piercing and possible arm tattoo.
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The suspect is also said to have shaggy hair and was last seen wearing a multi-colored ball cap, a yellow shirt, jean shorts and tennis shoes.
Anyone with more information is asked to call the sheriff’s office (941) 747-3011.