MANATEE — A man hopped into a vehicle with the engine running and drove off Wednesday morning, according to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office report.
The suspect stopped the car, which had been parked in front of DNA Cleaning in the 6600 block of Carrington Sky Drive, after he realized the victim and his sister were still in the vehicle.
They were let out and the suspect fled northbound on 14th Street West, the report stated. The car was recovered in the 5000 block of Ninth Street West and had crashed into a tree. Another suspect fled northbound in the same direction on foot.
A purse and a cell phone were taken from the vehicle and sheriff’s officials are still looking for the suspects.