Bradenton convenience store robbed

MANATEE -- A 7-Eleven convenience store in the 5600 block of 14th St. W. was robbed at 7:35 p.m. Monday, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

An unknown male entered the store and made contact with the victim at the sales counter, holding his hand under his shirt as if he were pointing a weapon. No weapon was actually seen, according to the sheriff's report.

The robber stated, “Hand me the money, I don’t want anyone to get hurt.put it in a bag." The victim complied and placed money from the cash drawer into a plastic bag.

The robber took the bag and fled from the store.

The robber was described as 5-foot-9, weighing 140 pounds, and wearing a white shirt, blue jeans, and a white shirt over his face as a mask.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-(866) 634-8477.