Crime

Man robs purse, cash from woman in Bradenton

A man snatched a purse -- containing about $1,000 in cash and Social Security cards -- from a woman in Bradenton on Wednesday, the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office said.

About about 1 p.m., the 21-year-old woman had just cashed a check on the corner of Fifth Street East and 57th Avenue East. She noticed a man who followed her to the 300 block of 59th Avenue East, where he ran up to her, grabbed her purse and ran away, a media release said.

Social Security cards, about $1,000 in cash and a cell phone were in the purse. The woman was uninjured.

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