Man tells Manatee deputies he was robbed while trying to buy drugs

MANATEE -- A man told deputies he was robbed Thursday night while trying to buy crack cocaine, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

The man said he got into an altercation about 9:30 p.m., perhaps in the 900 block of 35th Avenue Drive East, where he had gone to buy drugs, according to a news release.

His assailant robbed him of cash, according to the report.

Anyone with information about this case can call the Manatee County Sheriff's Office at (941) 747-3011 or Crime Stoppers at (866) 634-TIPS.