Rubonia man robbed of cell phone

A 19-year-old Rubonia man was robbed of his cell phone Wednesday afternoon, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

The man stopped in a car in the 800 block of 36th Avenue East in Bradenton when another 19-year-old man had words with him and grabbed the cell phone out of his left hand. The two men struggled over the phone, according to the report.

The phone was snatched away from the man and he sustained a small scratch to his hand. He told deputies it was possible the man had a gun because he kept reaching toward his waist. He said he never actually saw a weapon.