Woman robbed in Bradenton after catching a ride

MANATEE -- A woman was robbed after she caught a ride from two men late Monday in Manatee, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

After getting into the men's car in the 4500 block of State Road 70 about 11:30 p.m., the man in the passenger car grabbed her purse and started to go through it. When she tried to get the purse back, the man punched her in the head and threw her out of the vehicle, according to a news release.

The suspect took an undisclosed amount of money and medication, according to the sheriff's office.