Crime

Teen arrested after attempted robbery at Ellenton apartments

MANATEE -- One of three suspects who reportedly tried to rob two other men at an Ellenton apartment complext late Thursday has been arrested, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

About 10:05 p.m., the victims were outside their apartment at the Oaks of Ellenton, 1405 34th Ave. E., Ellenton, when they were approached by three men, two of whom were armed with guns, according to a news release.

The third suspect, Martin Hernandez, 17, grabbed a laptop computer from one of the victims, and all three suspects fled on foot, according to the sheriff's office.

A witness saw Hernandez out in front of an apartment, and the victims identified him as the person who took the laptop. Hernandez was then arrested, according to the report.

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