Crime

Woman loses purse in Bradenton robbery

MANATEE -- An assailant late Wednesday punched a woman as she sat in her car and stole her purse, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

About 9:20 p.m., the victim was in the parking lot of the Sanctuary Condos, 5400 26th St. W., talking with an acquaintance when the assailant punched her through the window and took her purse, according to a news release.

Both men then fled.

"There was a delay in the reporting, and at this time no arrest has been made," the report states.

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