Thief snatches woman's purse at Manatee apartments

MANATEE -- A 44-year-old woman was robbed of her purse outside of her apartment late Thursday, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

The woman was walking from her vehicle to her residence at the Center Court Apartments, in the 4200 block of 52nd Place West, about 11:15 p.m. when a man came up from behind and grabbed her purse. There was a brief struggle, but the man was able to take the purse, according to a news release.

The man got into a gray or light blue Honda driven by another man, and they fled north on 43rd Street West.

The woman was not injured.