Woman mugged on Cortez Road

BRADENTON — A 45-year-old woman was walking along Cortez Road when a robber snatched her purse early Wednesday morning, according to the Bradenton Police Department.

The woman, who was not injured, contacted police from a gas station in the 4200 block of Cortez Road just before 2 a.m.

She described the robber as a man with short dark brown hair who was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt, grey tennis shoes and tan pants.

The robber was last seen running northeast toward some apartments.

Anyone with any information can contact Bradenton Police Detective Jim Curulla at 932-9311 or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (866) 634-TIPS(8477).