Bicyclist snatches woman's purse outside Bradenton bar

MANATEE -- Bar patrons were unsuccessful in chasing down a suspect who snatched a woman's purse in the parking lot of a Bradenton tavern early Saturday, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

About 2:14 a.m., the woman was in the parking lot of the Cellar, 4307 26th St. W., when a man dressed all in black grabbed her purse and fled on a black beach cruiser bicycle. Other patrons gave chase, but the suspect got away, according to a news release.