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Gunman robs Manatee woman

MANATEE - A gunman this morning robbed a 49-year-old woman, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

About 4:30 a.m., the woman was placing items in the trunk of her car in the 6500 block of Second Avenue Northeast when the suspect ran towards her from between two vehicles, pointed a gun at the woman's face and said, "Give me your money and jewelry," according to a news release.

The woman complied and the suspect fled. Patrol units canvassed the neighborhood but could not locate the suspect.

The victim was not injured.

The suspect was described as being in his 20s, standing 5 feet, 9 inches to 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighing between 150 and 160 pounds. He was clean shaven and wearing a black or dark blue hoodie and jeans.

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