'Sleeper hold' put on Manatee robbery victim

MANATEE — Two men stole $200 in cash from a man in the 5700 block of 10th Street East.

The incident occurred at 7 p.m. Thursday, according to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office report.

The victim was walking down the street when one man approached from behind and put a “sleeper hold” on his head, the report states.

The other man went through the dazed victim’s pockets and took the cash, according to the report.After the theft, the suspects threw the victim to the ground, the report adds.

The victim did not call 911 right away, choosing instead to find a sheriff’s patrol car and tell deputies a half hour later, the report states.

The suspects are still at large, the report concludes.