MANATEE -- Two masked gunmen early Friday robbed a 7-Eleven store in Bradenton, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
About 1:30 p.m., the robbers entered the store at 8604 Cortez Road W. Armed with what were described as "rusty shotguns" and a handgun, they demanded that the clerks fill a bag with money from the register, according to a news release.
One of the suspects struck a clerk on the head with the barrel of a shotgun, deputies said.
At one point, two stock workers came out of the cooler and were confronted by the suspects. He ordered them down to the floor, then pushed them back into the cooler.
Before the suspects left, they also demanded cigarettes. They then fled, according to the sheriff's office.
No one was injured.
The suspects were described as wearing bandanas over their faces, gloves, black shirts and blue jeans.