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Bradenton man robbed after making deal with prostitute

BRADENTON -- After a man made a deal with a prostitute at a motel, armed suspects beat and robbed the man, according to the Bradenton Police Department.

The victim was in a friend's room at the Royal Motel at 1526 14th St. W. at 2:56 a.m. Monday and made a deal with a prostitute, according to police.

After the prostitute left, two men approached the room and confronted the victim, according to a release. One had a firearm and they demanded the victim's money.

They punched the victim in the face and took $500 before getting in a car and leaving in an unknown direction, police said.

The victim was transported to Manatee Memorial Hospital to be treated for a swollen eye, according to the release.

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