Crime

Manatee woman attacked in elevator

MANATEE — A 53-year-old woman was attacked Tuesday night on an elevator at Bayshore on the Lake Apartments, 2200 block of 38th Avenue, according to the sheriff’s office.

The woman entered an elevator at about 8:30 p.m., but just as the doors were closing, the suspect entered, according to a media release, and waited for the doors to close before shoving the victim to the floor.

When the suspect discovered the victim only had keys, he cursed at the victim, threw the keys at her and exited the elevator on the third floor, the release stated. The victim was not injured. The suspect, a young man between 5 foot 10 and 6 feet with a noticeable dark spot on his left index finger, fled the scene on foot.

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