Crime

Man catches a ride, gets mugged in Manatee

MANATEE -- A man Monday night was robbed by three men who had given him a ride, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

About 11:45 p.m., the victim had gotten a ride to the 100 block of Manatee Palms Drive East, where one of the suspects pulled him out of the car and took $100 from his pocket. The suspects then fled in a gold Honda with damage to the front driver side bumper, according to a news release.

One of the suspects was described as an acquaintance of the victim.

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