MANATEE — Lawmen are looking for two men who attempted to rob two brothers in the 700 block of 44th Avenue East early today.
The brothers were walking to the Grove Apartments from a nearby Shell gas station shortly after midnight when they saw two men dressed in black clothing sprinting toward them.
One brother fled westbound on 44th Avenue East, but the other stayed his ground, according to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office report.
The second brother soon had a small, black revolver pointed in his face and he heard a demand for his wallet and money, the report states.
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The brother did not comply with the order given and knocked the firearm to the ground. One of the suspects then walked up behind the man and struck him in the back of the head with an unknown blunt object.
The suspects then ran in an unknown direction.
The victim’s condition is not known at this time.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the sheriff’s office at (941)-747-3011 or Crime Stoppers at (866)-634-8477.