Man robbed, assaulted
after returning home
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MANATEE -- A 63-year-old Manatee County man was assaulted and robbed at his residence after his attacker followed him home, authorities said.
The victim, who resides in the 1500 block of Suponic Ave., had returned home about 5:30 p.m. Sunday after a trip to a gas station, according to a Manatee County Sheriff's Office news release. The suspect, a while male in his 30s with blond hair, followed the victim home and knocked on the door.
When the victim opened the door, the suspect struck him in the face, the victim fell to the ground and a struggle began, the release said. The suspect stole the victim's wallet, which contained cash and personal documents, and then fled the scene.
The crime remains under investigation.