Bradenton man robbed as he returns from walk to 7-Eleven on Cortez

BRADENTON -- Two men robbed a Bradenton man as he approached his home early Monday on 24th Street West after a trip to the 7-Eleven on Cortez Road, deputies reported.

Late Sunday night, the victim walked from his home to 7-Eleven at 2011 Cortez Road W. As he walked home and neared the front of his residence just after midnight, the two suspects appeared from behind a tree, according to the report.

The victim, 39, believed one suspect had a handgun because his arm was extended toward him, the report stated.

"Give me your cash," that suspect demanded and took $44 from the victim. Both suspects fled eastbound on foot.

Deputies responded and a police dog attempted a track, but the suspects were not found. They were being sought at the time the report was released early Monday.