MANATEE -- A woman was robbed of her purse and cell phone while walking near her Bradenton home, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
About 6:12 a.m. Friday, the woman was walking in the 1500 block of 55th Avenue West, when he was approached from behind by a man who pointed a pistol at her, according to a news release.
The suspect grabbed the woman's purse and cell phone and then fled westbound on foot. The purse contained $400 cash and prescription pills, according to the report.
Deputies, including a police dog, were unable to locate the suspect.
The suspect was described as standing about 5 feet, 6 inches tall and wearing baggy black clothing. He was wearing a black bandana over his face, according to the report.