ELLENTON — A gunman early Sunday robbed a security guard on patrol at the Factory Outlets mall in Ellenton and made his getaway in the guard's golf cart, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
Just before 4 a.m., the guard had made a stop and gotten off the cart when the assailant approached, pointed a gun at him and demand money, according to a news release. The suspect took the guard's personal property and fled on the golf cart.
Deputies located the golf cart near the nearby Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex, but the guard's property was gone, according to the sheriff's office.
The outlet mall is located at 5461 Factory Shops Blvd., near the Interstate 75-U.S. 301 interchange.