2 robbed at gunpoint in Ellenton

MANATEE -- Two people were robbed at gunpoint while sitting in a parked car in Ellenton late Friday, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

The couple were in the 5400 block of 36th Street Court East about 9:40 p.m. when they were approached by the suspect.

The suspect demanded their belongings, and they handed over a wallet and a purse, according to the sheriff's office.

Deputies, including a K-9 unit, set up a perimeter but a suspect was not located.

Anyone with information about this case can call Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS.