Crime

Woman hurt after man breaks into her Bradenton home

MANATEE — A woman was injured when someone broke into her Bradenton home and tried to steal her purse, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

The break-in happened about 7:55 p.m. Wednesday in the 500 block of 60th Avenue West, Bradenton.

When the victim refused to hand over her purse, the suspect struck her several times in the face and then fled.

The victim was taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening facial injuries, according to the sheriff's office.

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