Crime

Man robbed at gunpoint after bringing prostitute to Bradenton motel

A man was robbed this morning after having sex with a prostitute at the Howard Johnson motel on 14th Street, Manatee sheriffs deputies report.

Deputies responded to the hotel at 2 a.m. after the on-duty motel manager called when the victim reported the robbery to him at the front desk.

According to the victim, he hired a local prostitute and engaged in consensual sexual activity inside his room. After the prostitute left, a man entered the room armed with a gun, according to the sheriff's report. The suspect demanded money and told the victim to get on the ground, then took cash and fled.

The victim said the suspect got into an SUV and went north on 14th Street. The victim did not want to cooperate with detectives and repeatedly insisted on leaving the motel, according to the report. No one was injured in the incident. The suspect is sought on charges of armed robbery.

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