MANATEE -- A woman was robbed when she asked for a ride outside a motel and a passenger of the vehicle snatched $7 out of her hand early Thursday, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
The 27-year-old victim was outside Michiana Motel, located at 3235 14th St. W. in Bradenton, at 5:40 a.m. Thursday and approached a pick-up truck to ask for a ride, according to a release.
Corey Bell, 43, was a passenger in the vehicle and opened the door to let the victim in, deputies said. But the driver, who was afraid of getting robbed herself, said no and drove off.
As the car passed the victim, Bell snatched $7 out of the victim's hand, according to the release. The woman contacted the Bradenton Police Department and gave a description of the car, which was stopped at Manatee Avenue West and 1st Street a short time after. The victim was brought on scene and positively identifed Bell.
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There were no injuries involved, and Bell was charged with robbery by sudden snatching.