Two suspects are in custody and two others are being sought in a strong-arm robbery, the Manatee County Sheriff's Office reported.
Deputies responded to a report of a robbery in the 1400 block of 57th Avenue East E. at about 2 a.m. Saturday, a news release said.
According to a witness, four people were attacking a single victim in a parking lot behind Mike's Mini Mart. When the victim yelled that he had been robbed, the witness chased down on the alleged attacker and held him until deputies arrived, the news release said.
The victim told deputies the four suspects took his wallet containing $1,500.
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The victim was treated at a hospital for a broken nose sore back and shoulder.
Arrested and charged with strong-arm robbery were were George Alvarez, 44, and Jessica Bosse, 39. The money was not recovered, the news release said.