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Bradenton police looking for attempted cell phone snatcher

BRADENTON -- Police are looking for a man who followed an individual and tried but failed to take a cell phone out of his hand, according to the Bradenton Police Department.

On May 7 around noon, the man followed the victim off the Manatee County Area Transit bus at the intersection of U.S. 41 and 21st Avenue West, police said.

The man tried to take the cell phone out of the victim's hand but failed and ran east on foot, according to a release. The victim was not injured.

The man is described as between 20 and 25 years old, and anyone with information is asked to call Officer Yolanda Cox at 941-932-9310 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-634-8477 or online at