MANATEE -- A man was injured in a home invasion robbery late Thursday in Ellenton, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
The man was in his apartment at The Oaks of Ellenton, 1600 34th Ave. E., about 9:30 p.m. when someone knocked on the door and called out for "T." The resident's brother goes by "T" so he opened the door.
The suspect immediately struck the victim on the left side of the head about five times with a handgun, and then went through the apartment, taking a laptop computer and about $50 in jewelry. The suspect then fled, according to the sheriff's office.
Deputies used a police dog and helicopter during a search, but they were unable to find the suspect.