MANATEE — A 23-year-old woman was robbed as she was getting into her car Monday afternoon, according to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office report.
The woman was in the parking lot of LA Nails, 1109 Cortez Road, when a man riding a three-wheeled bike pulled up behind her just before 2 p.m.
He stuck an unknown object to her back telling her, “Give me all your money or I’m going to kill you,” the report states.
The woman reached into her pocket and handed the assailant $20. He fled east through the parking lot, according to the report.
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The woman was uninjured and went home and then called the sheriff’s office.
Anyone with any information about the incident can contact the 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 (8477).
Apartment fire remains under investigation
MANATEE — Fire officials were investigating the origins of a fire inside a laundry room at an apartment complex.
The blaze, at The Gates of Bradenton, 4516 26th St. W,, started at about 8:25 p.m. Sunday. When firefighters arrive, residents had put out the fire with extinguishers.
No one was injured.