MANATEE -- A victim told deputies he was sleeping on his couch Wednesday morning when an unknown suspect came into his home, beat him and took his cash, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
The 44-year-old victim said he was sleeping at his residence in the 4500 block of 19th Street Circle West at 11:10 a.m. when an unknown man came into his house, a release said.
The suspect then punched the victim several times, said he had a handgun and demanded the victim's wallet, deputies said.
He took an undetermined amount of cash before fleeing the house, according to the release.
The suspect was described as a 6 foot and 180 pound male between 48 and 55 years old with salt and pepper hair. Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the sheriff's office at 941-747-3011 or Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS.