Sleeping man robbed at gunpoint in Manatee County

MANATEE -- A 27-year-old man reported he was sleeping in a carport in the 5900 block of 5th Street East about 4:10 a.m. today when someone walked up to him, struck him in the face with a pistol and took his wallet, the Manatee County Sheriff's Office reported.

The assailant, identified as a 17 or 18 year-old male, fled on foot. Deputies and K-9 searched the area. The suspect has not been located at this time.