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Masked gunman robs 7-Eleven in Bradenton

MANATEE -- A masked gunman early Friday robbed a 7-Eleven store in Bradenton, according to Bradenton police.

The hold-up happened about 5:07 a.m. at the store at 4332 Cortez Road W.

The robber entered the store, brandished a handgun and demanded money from the clerk, according to a report.

After emptying the cash drawer of about $60 or $70, the robber ran from store. He was last seen jumping the fence behind the nearby Outback Steakhouse restaurant and running into the Pinebrook Condominiums to the north, police said.

No one was injured in the robbery.