Gunman robs Manatee woman in her laundry room

MANATEE — A masked gunman robbed a woman in the laundry room of her home late Sunday, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

About 11:05 p.m., the woman walked onto her carport in the 100 block of 61st Avenue East to go to her laundry room when the assailant approached her from behind and placed a gun to her head. He demanded money, and she complied, giving him $80.

The suspect then fled east on 61st Avenue East.

No arrest was made, and the woman was not injured.

The suspect was described as standing 5 feet, 9 inches tall and wearing a mask.