MANATEE -- An 85-year-old woman was robbed of several pieces of jewelry as she stepped outside her Ellenton home Monday, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
About 8:45 a.m., the woman walked out of her trailer on Meadowlark Circle, in the Ridgewood Mobile Home Park, to get her newspaper when she was accosted by the robber, according to a news release.
"The suspect forced her back into the residence and proceeded to steal several pieces of jewelry," the report states.
The suspect, who was described as being between 25 and 35 years old, then ran away in an unknown direction according to the sheriff's office.
Anyone with information about the robbery can call the sheriff's office at 941-747-3011 or Crimestoppers at 866-634-TIPS.