MANATEE — Two masked gunmen robbed a man and a woman at a Manatee apartment complex late Sunday, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
About 10:20 p.m., the couple were walking up the stairs at an apartment complex in the 3500 block 14th Street West when they were approached by two men One of the suspects pointed a handgun at the man and the other suspect ran up the stairs, according to a news release.
The suspect grabbed the woman from behind and covered her mouth with his hand. They took the victim's backpack and $500 and tossed the victim's keys into a grassy area on the other side of the parking lot, the sheriff's office said.
The suspects fled the scene by heading east through the parking lot on foot.
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Neither victim was injured.
The sheriff's office described the suspects as standing about 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds. They were wearing all black clothing, including masks and gloves.