Woman robbed of her purse in Palmetto area

MANATEE -- A 62-year-old woman was robbed of her purse at 3:15 a.m. today as she walked in the 2100 block of 3rd Avenue East, Palmetto, the Manatee County Sheriff's Office reported.

The woman told investigators that a small, dark-gray two-door car with tinted windows pulled up to her. The car was occupied by two males.

A thin male got out and covered his face with his arm and he pointed a dark pistol at her. He told the victim to give him what she had.

When the victim told him that she had nothing, he demanded her purse. He got back into the car with the purse and fled the scene headed in an unknown direction. No one was injured during the robbery.

The two males were described as skinny with short dreads. They were about 5-foot 7 to 5 foot 10 inches tall.