Manatee man beaten and robbed of pain killers

MANATEE -- A 25-year-old man was beaten and robbed of a bottle of painkillers at 4:25 p.m. Friday, according to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office report.

The victim told deputies he had stepped outside his apartment in the 5000 block of 30th Street West when three persons, who had been visiting his roommate, came outside and demanded his Oxycodone pills, the report states.

The assailants immediately began hitting the victim about the head and body while rifling through his pockets. They took $200 cash, 140 Oxycodone tablets prescribed to the victim’s girlfriend and the victim’s ID, the report stated. They fled in a small blue or green Saturn car. The victim suffered minor contusions.