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Men robbed, assaulted by three masked men

Two men were robbed and assaulted Saturday morning by three masked men, one with a shotgun and another with a pistol, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Department.

The victims were talking in front of one of the men’s residences, in the 1400 block of 26th Avenue West, at around 10 a.m., when they were approached by the suspects, a media release states.

The suspect with the pistol struck one of the victims in the head, causing a small cut to his left ear, according to the release. The suspects then ordered the victims to the ground and took a wallet containing $470, miscellaneous documents, a cell phone and an ID card.

The suspects then fled east on 26th Avenue and south on 14th Street West, the release said.

One of the victims refused treatment; the other was not injured.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (866) 634-8477.

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