Bradenton police find 2 credit-card skimmers
BRADENTON -- Two credit-card skimmers were found by Bradenton police after being tipped off by a maintenance worker at 12:15 p.m. Thursday at a 7-Eleven convenience store, 7407 Manatee Ave. W.
While conducting routine maintenance on store fuel pumps, a worker found two credit card skimming devices on two fuel pumps.
It's unknown when the devices were installed and there is no suspect information.
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Police said the investigation is ongoing and customers who used the gas pumps recently are asked to notify the Bradenton Police Department should suspicious charges appear on credit or debit card accounts.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact Bradenton police detective Nasario Camacho at 941-932-9300, Ext. 312, or remain anonymous and eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 by calling Crime Stoppers at 866-634-8477 or send an anonymous etip to manateecrimestoppers.com.
Man charged after fight with girlfriend's husband
MANATEE -- A Bradenton man was charged with battery after he got into a fight with his new girlfriend's husband, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
Richard A. Hyatt, 23, was arrested at 11:28 p.m. Thursday at the Drift Inn, 2709 Cortez Road W., Bradenton. According to a report, Hyatt and the victim got into an argument about Hyatt not allowing the victim into the bar. The victim is the husband of Hyatt's new girlfriend, deputies said.
According to a report, Hyatt grabbed the victim in a headlock after the victim tried to go around him. Hyatt reportedly threw the victim to the ground and began pushing his face into the gravel. Deputies said Hyatt also punched the victim numerous times. The victim's right cheek was swollen and bruised with cuts, according to a report. Deputies said the victim also had cuts under his chin and right elbow.
Hyatt was released Friday from Manatee County jail on $500 bond, according to the sheriff's website.
Burglary investigated in University Park
UNIVERSITY PARK -- The Manatee County Sheriff's Office reported that a couple who lived in the 8000 block of Fairhaven Glen in University Park County Club left their home to play golf at about 12:30 p.m. Friday.
Upon their return at about 2:30 p.m., they discovered that the front door was unlocked, the back sliding doors were ajar and that bedroom drawers and closets had been ransacked, they told deputies.
The report said jewelry valued at $20,000 had been taken.
Investigators said the neighborhood was canvassed, but there were no suspects identified.
-- Herald staff reports