Man beaten, robbed at Bradenton apartment complex

MANATEE -- A man was beaten and robbed late Monday in Bradenton, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

The victim was in a car parked in the La-Mirada Apartments in the 5500 block of 15th Street East about 11:55 p.m. when he was approached by two men, one of whom was armed with a handgun, according to a news release.

The suspects demanded the victim's property and money. The victim was struck by one of the suspects, leaving him with a minor injury to the back left side of his head. He did not require medical attention, according to the report.

The man was in the parking lot because he had just dropped a friend off and was waiting for her to return, according to the sheriff's office.

Deputies searched the area for the suspects, who were described as wearing black clothing, but did not find anything.