Crime

Gunman robs Hilton hotel bar near SRQ

MANATEE — A gunman late Sunday robbed the bar at the Hilton Garden Inn hotel near Sarasota Bradenton International Airport, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

The suspect walked into the bar at the hotel, 8270 N. Tamiami Trail, about 10:30 p.m. holding a handgun and demanded money. The bartender handed him an undetermined amount of cash, and the suspect then fled on foot in a southwesterly direction, according to a news release.

No one was injured.

The suspect was described as being in his 30s and standing 6 feet, 1 inch tall and skinny. He had dirty blond hair, a patchy mustache, a tattoo on his right forearm, and was wearing a blue tank top, tan shorts and white sneakers.

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