MANATEE -- A woman was robbed of $40 outside a Bradenton bar late Thursday, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
The victim was outside the Hi Way Bar, 420 301 Blvd. E., waiting for a taxi just before midnight when a man in a gold SUV stopped to ask if she needed a ride. He then approached her from behind, pushed her to the ground, grabbed her by the neck and demanded money, according to a news release.
After the woman gave him $40, the man fled in an unknown direction, according to the sheriff's office.