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Bradenton man arrested after snatching $29 from flower vendor

MANATEE — A man stole cash from a 41-year-old Bradenton man’s pocket while he was selling flowers on the street at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

The victim was selling flowers outside the Family Dollar, 3626 First St. W., Bradenton, when the suspect approached. The two argued before the suspect reached into the victim’s pocket and snatched $29.

Deputies recovered some of the money for the victim after apprehending the suspect.