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Manatee sheriff: Armed man steals woman's purse

MANATEE -- A man stole a woman's purse after threatening her with a gun Thursday night, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

The woman was getting home from work at 11:40 p.m. in the 400 block of 34th Avenue Drive East when a man armed with a handgun came up to her, according to a release.

The man, described as tall and skinny in all black clothing, took the woman's purse and ran away, deputies said.

Deputies could not locate the man.