BRADENTON -- A 22-year-old man was assaulted and robbed early Saturday morning in the 900 block of 30th Avenue East, the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office reports.
After leaving a Circle K store, the victim stated three men approached him and asked for money, according to a media release. One of the men put the victim “in a bearhug from behind” and the other two began punching him and took him to the ground, the release said.
The men went through the victim’s pockets and fled with his wallet and cell phone.
Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call the sheriff’s office at (941) 747-3011 or Crime Stoppers at (866) 634-TIPS (8477).