Crime

Shots fired in Manatee home invasion robbery

MANATEE -- Shots were fired during a home invasion about 3 a.m. Sunday in the 4500 block of 26th Street West, but no one was injured, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

A victim answered a knock at the door and saw an intruder pointing a pistol into the apartment. When the victim ducked and retreated, the intruder fired a shot into the room, the sheriff's office reported.

Two intruders entered the apartment, and one fired a second round into the apartment.

The home invaders stole money and cell phones, searched the apartment, and left through the front door.

One of the victims waited until about 10:40 a.m. to call using a neighbor’s phone. A second victim, who took a taxi to Ironwood Circle, could not be located by deputies.

One intruder was described as being 5-foot-8, with a heavy build and wearing a black T-shirt, black Dicky pants, black Timberland boots and gloves.

The second intruder was described as 6-foot-2 with a heavy build, black shirt, ski mask, black shoes, and gloves.

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