Gunman assaults, robs 2 men in Bradenton

MANATEE -- Two men were robbed by another man early Tuesday in Bradenton, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

Both victims told deputies they had been hanging out with the suspect at a residence in the 6600 block of Second Avenue East, when at 12:36 a.m. the suspect pulled a gun and struck one of the victims in the mouth. He then demanded money, according to a news release.

The suspect took money and jewelry from both victims and fled the scene on foot, according to the sheriff's office.