Bicyclist injured in mugging in Palmetto

MANATEE — A 34-year-old bicyclist was injured when he was attacked by three men early this morning in Palmetto, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

The man was riding near the Race Trac station in the 1700 block of U.S. 41 when three men hit him several times and took his wallet, which contained his identification and $25. He was taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital for treatment of several scratches and a bump over his left eye, according to a report.

The victim, who was intoxicated, was unable to provide a description of the assailants, according to the sheriff's office.

The robbery occurred sometime between midnight and 2:50 a.m.