MANATEE -- A newborn baby apparently was not injured during a robbery in Bradenton early Sunday.
A 30-year-old man told Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputies he got up at 4:30 a.m. to care for his newborn baby at his home in the 5700 block of East Fifth Street.
After attending to the baby’s needs, the man said he went outside to smoke a cigarette.
A man wearing all black clothing approached him in his driveway, according to a sheriff’s office report.
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When the victim turned to go back inside his house, the suspect punched him in the head, knocking him out, he told deputies.
When he came to an hour and a half later, his baby was OK, but he noticed his cigarettes and $180 in cash were gone, according to the report.
He called 911 from his home at 6:51 a.m.
The victim had a minor contusion to his eyebrow and cheek, but declined medical treatment, the report concluded.