MANATEE -- A Bradenton faces armed robbery charges after he robbed at knifepoint a woman of her prescription pills and other items, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
About 1:07 a.m. this morning, the suspect, Robert A. Beehler, 32, struck up a conversation with the woman outside her home in the3500 block of Seventh Avenue West, put a knife to her throat and took her oxycodone and Xanax pills, cell phone and identification cards, according to a news release.
The woman chased him to the area of 3900 block of Manatee Avenue West, where she waved down a Bradenton police officer.
Deputies arrested Beehler about 10:30 a.m. after responding to domestic incident at 43rd Street West and Fourth Avenue West and identifying him as the suspect in the robbery, according to the sheriff's office.
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Beehler and the woman were already acquainted before the robbery, the sheriff's office said.