Manatee deputies look for man who beat, robbed girlfriend

MANATEE -- Deputies were looking for a man they say pushed his girlfriend to the ground and stole her backpack, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

The altercation between the couple happened about 9:04 p.m. Monday, at a homeless camp in the 3700 block of University Parkway, according to a news release.

The couple got into an argument, during which the man pushed the victim to the ground and stolen her backpack by forcefully removing it from her back, deputies said.

The man then left the area in an unknown direction, and the victim was able to flag down a motorist to call 911 for her, according to the report.

Deputies searched the area for the man, but they were not able to find him.