Crime

Man robbed of money, Jeep in Bradenton

MANATEE -- A man was robbed of money and the Jeep he was driving late Wednesday in Bradenton, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

About 9:45 a.m., the victim and another man had gone to a residence in the 700 block of 30th Avenue East to borrow money, according to a news release.

When they left to get back in the Jeep, a gunman with a bandana over his face approached and demanded money. The victim complied, and then the suspect drove away in the Jeep.

The victim's friend fled the area on foot, and the victim refused to cooperate with the investigation, according to the sheriff's office.

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