A suspect in an attempted armed robbery is at large, according to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office release.
Around 1:45 a.m. Wednesday at the Hidden Acres apartment complex in Manatee, two victims returning from a friend’s house were about to enter their own home when the suspect came out from behind a fence, according to the release.
The suspect pointed a firearm and told the victims: “Go in the house or I’ll kill you.”
One victim turned on the porch light, which scared the suspect. Before he left, the suspect was reported to have said: “I’ll be back.”
No injuries were reported and nothing was missing.
The suspect is described as between 18 and 22 years old, between 5-foot-7 and 6-foot, 150 to 180 pounds, with brown eyes and wearing a red beanie, black bandana over his face, gray shirt and blue jean shorts. He was said to have a gray and olive-drab green pistol and a blue Taser.
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