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Manatee deputies: Suspect steals Crocodile Dundee-style hat off victim's head

MANATEE -- A suspect stole a man's Crocodile Dundee-style hat at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the 5700 block of 14th Street West, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

The 56-year-old victim reported being struck by a suspect he knows from the homeless community. The victim walked away but left his backpack on the ground, according to the report.

The victim returned 10 minutes later to find the suspect rummaging through his backpack. The victim retrieved his backpack but the suspect snatched the hat off his head and said he was going to keep it.

The suspect was described as a 6-foot male weighing 175 pounds with brown hair.

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