Man carjacked in Palmetto

MANATEE -- A man was carjacked in the 1700 block of Sixth Avenue East in Palmetto early this morning, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

About 4 a.m. this morning, the man said he gave a ride to a man and when they got to the location, two suspects wearing black-hooded sweatshirts came up to the pick-up truck and started hitting him through the open window.

He got out of the truck, and the suspects took his cell phone and wallet. The suspects then fled in the vehicle, which was later recovered in the 100 block of 12th Street Court East, Palmetto.

The victim suffered some minor bruising on the right side of his forehead.