MANATEE — A 20-year-old Palmetto man was robbed at gunpoint when he stopped his car on Interstate 75 for a person he thought needed medical assistance.
The incident occurred at 6 a.m. Sunday on the southbound lanes of I-75 at mile marker 224, according to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office report.The victim told authorities he was waved down by a woman standing in the middle of I-75, wearing a black T-shirt and blue jean shorts with straight shoulder length hair.
The victim stopped and was robbed by a man with short hair wearing a black T-shirt and black shorts, according to the report.
The suspect vehicle was described as a 1990s black GMC Yukon last seen southbound from the scene on I-75.
The vehicle or suspects were not located. There were no injuries related to the incident.
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information on this crime or the exact location of a wanted person can call call Crime Stoppers of Manatee County at 866-634-TIPS (8477). Callers are anonymous and eligible for a reward.