MANATEE -- A 57-year-old man was robbed Tuesday night while doing his laundry, the sheriff’s office reports.
The man was sitting in a chair in his apartment complex’s community laundry room in the 1400 block of 34th Avenue East in Ellenton at about 10:15 p.m. when three male suspects approached him, a media release said.
One of the suspects wrapped his arm around the victim and pulled him off his chair as another suspect snatched his black 2010 Gateway laptop off the counter.
The suspects fled southbound through the apartment complex.
In hopes of catching the suspects, the counter was processed for prints and two police dogs searched the area, the release said. The victim told deputies he did not see the suspect’s faces and most likely would not be able to identify them.
The suspects are described to be between 16 and 19 years old and between 5 feet and 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing between 100 and 120 pounds. Two of the suspects were last seen wearing white shirts and dark shorts.
Anyone with more information on this robbery can call the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office at (941) 745-3011, or Crime Stoppers at (866) 634-8477.