Gold chains snatched from man's neck

MANATEE -- A 22-year-old Sarasota man told investigators he was robbed of three gold chains from around his neck in the restroom of El Paisano Bar, 5800 block of 15th St. E. shortly before 1 a.m. today.

The victim told investigators four men surrounded him and one pulled a four-inch silver dagger, demanding his chains, according to a Manatee County Sheriff's Office report.

When the victim refused to turn over his chains, the man put away his dagger and punched him in the face before snatching the chains.

The four men left the bar and got into a small four-door white vehicle, possibly a Ford Focus. They fled north on 15th St. E. The victim sustained a few lumps near his right eye.