Crime

Man robbed at gunpoint in parking lot of Ellenton apartment

ELLENTON -- A man was robbed at gunpoint outside his Ellenton apartment in the 1400 block of 34th Avenue East late Saturday night. The man had gone outside to get something from his car, the Manatee County Sheriff's Office reports.

He was approached by two unknown males about 11:30 p.m. The victim could only describe them as wearing all black clothing. One was skinny, and the other was heavy set. The skinny male had a black handgun, which he used to strike the victim on the left side of his neck, leaving a small scratch.

The suspect then pointed the gun at the victim's head. The heavier male went through the victim's pockets. He removed the victim's wallet, money, and his cell phone.

The suspects ran to a small dark-colored compact car that was parked nearby and fled the complex. The victim was not seriously injured, during the robbery. The Violent Crimes Task Force responded to the scene to assist with the investigation.

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