Employee robbed outside restaurant

BRADENTON — A restaurant employee had a bunch of money taken from his pocket Wednesday night, according to Bradenton Police.

An employee told police a man walked up to Carmen’s Italian Cafe, 500 block of 27th Street East, and forcefully took the money before running southwest behind the building.

Police set up a perimeter, but were unable to find a suspect. The employee told police the same suspect had approached him earlier that day.

Anyone with any information can contact police at 932-9300 or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (866) 634-TIPS (8477).