Would-be robber escapes without pills from K-mart in Bradenton

MANATEE — A K-mart pharmacy worker was almost robbed Friday after a man confronted him asking for pills as he was putting away his cash drawer at the end of the night, the sheriff’s office reports.

The incident happened in the 7300 block of Manatee Avenue West at about 8 p.m., according to a media release. The man came to the pharmacy and demanded the pain killer Dilaudid.

After a short fight, the suspect fled out of the store without getting anything, the release said.

No injuries were reported.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call the sheriff’s office (941) 747-3011.