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Manatee County man hurt in armed robbery

MANATEE -- A man told authorities he was the victim of an armed robbery early Sunday at the entrance to a Manatee County mobile home park.

The 33-year-old victim said he was returning to Whispering Palms Mobile Home Park, 1219 51st Ave. E. from a Checkers restaurant at about 3 a.m. when two suspects ran up to him armed with chrome revolvers, according to a Manatee County Sheriff's Office report.

One suspect was large, and the other was smaller with gold teeth, the report states.

The suspects, who took an undetermined amount of money from the victim after demanding everything he had, hit him on the head twice with a revolver and took off his shorts and boxers before they fled, according to the report.

A family member took the victim to a local hospital, where he was treated and released, the report states.

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