BRADENTON — The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man suspected of attempted armed robbery.
The female victim was walking in a shopping plaza at 5645 15th St. E., Bradenton, at 2:40 a.m. Sunday when she reportedly was approached by a skinny black man dressed in black, about 35 to 40 years old. He reportedly offered her a ride home for money and she accepted.
While he drove on 12th Street East between 57th and 63rd avenues, deputies say the suspect pulled out a large knife and demanded the victim’s money.
He pulled behind Cafe Havana, 1440 63rd Ave. E., Bradenton, where the victim grabbed the weapon away from the suspect and fled from the vehicle.
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The victim was reportedly taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.