Bradenton drug deal ends with mugging

MANATEE -- A man looking to buy marijuana was instead mugged by the drug dealer and two other men, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

The 21-year-old man was in the 700 block of 59th Avenue East about 1:30 a.m. Thursday, when he approached the drug dealer on the side of the road. While attempting to make the deal, the dealer and two other men began grabbing his necklace and going through his pockets.

The victim, who offered no resistance to his assailants, lost the necklace, $200 cash and his wallet.

No injuries were reported.