Crime

Man robs gas station in Manatee

MANATEE — A man robbed a CITGO gas station Tuesday evening, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

A man walked into the station, 575 66th St. Court E., at 7:14 p.m. and demanded that a clerk give him money. The clerk complied by placing an unknown amount of cash into a plastic bag, according to a news release.

A witness told deputies that the man then walked toward the nearby Sunrise Motel.

Deputies, including a K-9 unit, searched the area but did not find the suspect, according to the sheriff's office.

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