MANATEE -- A 58-year-old man was pistol-whipped and robbed while riding a bicycle late Wednesday, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
The man was riding in the 200 block of 60th Terrace Avenue West about 9:22 p.m. when three men stopped him. One of the suspects pointed a gun at him and demanded money.
As the victim was reaching for his back pocket, the gunman pistol-whipped him in the eye. The gunman grabbed the victim's wallet, which contained $60, and struck him again with the gun, according to a news release.
The victims then fled west on 60th Terrace Avenue West.