Pedestrian beaten, robbed in Manatee

MANATEE — A 21-year-old man was beaten and robbed while he was walking in the 1600 block of 30th Avenue East in Bradenton early Sunday evening, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

As he was walking about 5:45 p.m., the victim was approached by a Dodge Caravan. A man inside asked the victim what time it was, and when the victim looked down at his watch, the suspect punched him, according to a news release.

"The victim started running south in between houses and fell. The suspect caught up to him (in the 1500 block of 30th Avenue East) held him down, and took an undetermined amount of money," the release states.