MANATEE -- A man hit and tried to rob a woman as she let her dog out of her house late Monday, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
The victim was in front of her home in the 1700 block of 57th Avenue West about 10:50 p.m., when the assailant grabbed her from behind and said, "Gimme what you got, you got any money?" a news release states.
The woman didn't have anything, and during a struggle the man struck her in the face with his hand and ripped her shirt, according to the sheriff's office.
The man then fled to the west.
Deputies, including a K-9 unit, responded and searched but did not find anyone.
The victim said she would be unable to identify the suspect.