MANATEE -- A woman was robbed Saturday night by an acquaintance after leaving a community pool, the sheriff’s office reports.
The victim was swimming with the suspect at about 7 p.m. in the Sabal Harbour community pool, 4650 Sabal Harbour Drive, when the suspect asked the victim to take him home.
The victim didn’t want to take the suspect home, a media release said, and as she walked away from him the suspect came up behind her, wrapped his arms around her in a forceful manner and took her phone from her pocket. The suspect then pushed the victim, causing her to scratch her leg before he fled on foot.
The suspect is about 5 feet 9 inches tall, and was last seen wearing a grey tank top and plaid shorts.
Anyone with more information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at (941) 747-3011.