MANATEE — A 27-year-old man was robbed early this morning outside a Cortez Road bar, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
About 2:13 a.m., the victim was in the parking lot of the Drift Inn, 2709 Cortez Road, when he was approached by someone carrying "something shiny" he feared was a gun or a knife. The suspect said, "Give me what you have," a news release stated.
The victim handed over his wallet and cash, according to the sheriff's office.
The robber fled on foot to the east, according to the sheriff's office.