MANATEE -- A man riding a bicycle was attacked and robbed in Palmetto early Wednesday, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
The victim was in the 100 block of 12th Street Court East about 1 a.m., when he came upon the two suspects. The suspects grabbed the victim and pushed the victim onto the ground, where they punched and kicked him, according to a news release.
The suspects took the victim's wallet, which contained money and personal items. They then fled on foot in an unknown direction.
The victim was treated at the scene for minor lacerations and bruises to his face and elbows, according to the sheriff's office.
Anyone with information about this crime call the sheriff's office at (941) 747-3011 or Crime Stoppers at (866) 634-TIPS.