Couple mugged outside of Bradenton bar

MANATEE — A man was beaten and robbed outside a Bradenton bar early this morning, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

The man and a woman left a bar in the 5800 block of 15th Street East about 2 a.m. and walked to the rear of the business, where they were approached by three armed men. The woman said they demanded money and then started punching the man in the face, according to a news release.

The assailants got away with the man's wallet, which contained $200, and the woman's cell phone.

The man suffered a possible broken nose and swelling to the left side of his cheek, but he refused medical treatment, according to the sheriff's office.