Armed robber on the lam after holdup at Jiffy Lube in Bradenton

MANATEE — The sheriff’s office is searching for an unknown man in his late ‘20s or early ‘30s who approached three employees at a Jiffy Lube and demanded money, the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office reports.

The incident happened in the 3100 block of First Street East about 6:30 p.m. Friday.

The suspect was armed and took off on foot eastbound down 31st Avenue East with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to a media release. He is described as about five feet eight inches tall, wearing a black hoodie and pants.

A perimeter was formed at the scene, but the suspect was not found.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the sheriff’s office at (941)747-3011.