7-Eleven store in E. Manatee robbed

EAST MANATEE - A 7-Eleven store in the 4400 block of 53rd Avenue East was robbed early this morning, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

A man using the hood of his sweater to hide most of his face entered the store about 1:20 a.m. He implied he had a gun and demanded cigarettes and money from the clerk, according to a news release.

The suspect then fled the store. He was described as being in his late 30s and standing about 5 feet, 3 inches tall. He was wearing a black jacket and pants and a gray hoodie.

No one was hurt in the robbery.