MANATEE -- A Sarasota man was robbed Thursday at a gas station in the University Walk shopping center, the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office reports.
The man was sitting in his car in the 2800 block of University Parkway when a tan Buick drove up. Two men got out of the car and approached the victim. One brandished a small black handgun, pointed it at the victim and said that “he should kill him right there,” according to a media release. The other suspect said, “No. Take his phone, take his money.”
The suspects took $40 in cash and a metro PCS phone estimated at $150, returned to the Buick and fled, the release stated.
The victim was not injured. Both suspects were wearing all black clothing.
Anyone with information about this incident can call Crime Stoppers (866) 634-8477.