Man steals $300 from victim's hand in Bradenton parking lot

BRADENTON -- A man was arrested on charges of strong-armed robbery after he grabbed $300 from an aquaintance's hand and ran, according to a Manatee County Sheriff's report.

Eric Sanders, 20, approached the victim at 8:45 a.m. today in a parking lot in the 5700 block of 5th Street in West Bradenton, the report said. He grabbed the money, then fled with three other men to the 500 block of 57th Avenue East.

Sanders was found hiding in a home there after the resident gave permission for deputies to enter and search. The victim positively identified Sanders. There were no injuries during this offense, the report said.