Manatee man robs gold necklace from Bradenton Value Pawn
MANATEE -- A gold necklace was stolen from a Bradenton Value Pawn at 6:33 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
The incident at 5524 14th St. W., Bradenton, involved a suspect who entered Value Pawn and walked over to the jewelry section, according to the release.
The suspect asked how much a gold necklace in the case cost. The clerk took the necklace out of the case and, according to deputies, the suspect asked to hold the necklace. The clerk asked for the suspect's ID.
The suspect reportedly told the clerk he wanted to put the necklace on layaway. The suspect leaned in to take a closer look at the necklace then grabbed it from the clerk and fled. The suspect was last seen running south down 14th Street, according to the sheriff's office.
The suspect was described as between 25 and 30 years of age, wearing a black visor, black shirt with red trim, black saggy pants with gray boxers and white-and-black sneakers, according to the release. A bicycle left in front of the business may have been the suspect's, the sheriff's office reported. The bike was placed into property, according to deputies.