BRADENTON -- An elderly man, clearing debris from a roadway, was carjacked at gunpoint Sunday morning, and area law enforcement agencies are searching for the suspect.
Bradenton police say the man had stopped his vehicle about 7:20 a.m. in the 3900 block of 71st Street West to remove a tree branch blocking the road.
"When he turned back to his vehicle, a black male suspect was in the driver's seat," according to a Bradenton police report.
The suspect pointed a firearm at the victim and drove off with the vehicle.
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Surrounding police agencies were alerted to be on the lookout for the suspect and vehicle. Additional details describing the vehicle and suspect were not immediately available.