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Manatee deputies: Women robbed, groped at gunpoint at Wendy's

MANATEE -- Two women were ordering from a drive-thru at a Manatee Wendy's when a man put a gun to the driver's head and robbed them, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

A 42-year-old woman was driving the vehicle and pulled up to the speaker box at the Wendy's located at 5411 14th Street West at 10:49 p.m. when a man came between her and the speaker box, according to a release.

The man, described as between five feet and eight inches tall and five feet and 11 inches tall, skinny and wearing blue jeans, a black and grey jacket and a black du-rag, held a black handgun to the driver's head and demanded money, deputies said.

The driver said she didn't have any money and the man, "physically felt her chest area looking for money," before demanding a purse from the 45-year-old passenger, which she gave to him, deputies said.

The man then ran south and east. Deputies established a perimeter but could not locate anyone with that description.