Manatee man mugged while talking on phone

MANATEE - A man lost $490 in cash and property during a mugging late Wednesday in the 1100 block of 62nd Avenue Drive East, Bradenton, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

The man went outside his residence to talk on the telephone about 11:45 p.m. when he was approached by two men who began beating on him. During the attack, they ripped the victim's right pocket and took the cash and items.

The suspects fled in a light-colored Ford Crown Victoria or Mercury Marquis. The victim was not injured.