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Manatee sheriff: 2 arrested after trying to break into apartment

MANATEE - A man and woman were arrested early this morning, after a security guard caught them trying to break into an apartment in the 300 block of 34th Avenue Drive East, Bradenton, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

A guard at the Manatee Woods Apartments spotted Matthew Bruce, 44, and Cindi Bruce, 50, trying to pry off a window screen from an apartment that was for rent. The guard confronted the suspects, ordered Matthew Bruce to drop a knife he was carrying and held them in custody until deputies arrived, a report stated.

The suspects did not enter the apartment, and nothing was taken, according to the sheriff's office.

The sheriff's report did not say how the Bruces are related.

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