Man mugged outside Manatee bar

MANATEE - A 58-year-old man was beaten and robbed outside a local bar early this morning, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

The victim was at Mulligans bar, 5526 15th St. E., Bradenton, where he reported being harassed about his appearance. The victim left the bar about 12:30 a.m. and was confronted by three suspects, according to a news release.

Two of the suspects held his arms, and the third suspect hit him with closed fists. They took his wallet, which held $415 and his ID, according to the sheriff's office.

The victim said he wandered around town before calling the sheriff's office about 8 a.m. Deputies found that his right eye was swollen shut and there was some redness over his left eye.

The suspects were described as being between 20 and 30 years old.