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Man Punched and Robbed While Walking on 27th Ave. E., Deputies Say

The man was walking in the 3500 block of 27th Avenue East in Bradenton early Saturday morning when he was approached by the three men, one of whom punched him in the face, and had his wallet and keys stolen, authorities said.

A man had his keys and wallet stolen early Saturday morning in Bradenton after he was approached by three men, one of whom punched him in the face, the Manatee County Sheriff's Office reports.

The victim, a 28-year-old man, was walking south in the 3500 block of 27th Avenue East around 3:20 a.m. when the three men approached him from the other direction, according to a media release.

"One of the suspects punched the victim in the right side of his face knocking him to the ground," the release states.

The suspects took the man's keys and wallet and fled on foot to the north.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Manatee County at 866-634-TIPS (8477). Callers will remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward.

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Mark February 17, 2013 at 01:16 AM
This is the kind of fine reporting that I have come to expect from the folks at Bradenton Patch. I am sure that detailed description of the "three men" will help the community immensely in capturing these criminals and getting them off the streets. They have just eliminated almost 50% of the suspects with one stroke! We now know it wasn't women...
Jason Bartolone February 17, 2013 at 10:20 PM
Thanks for the feedback, Mark. This was the only description of the suspects made available by the sheriff's office.
Citizen April 04, 2013 at 03:32 AM
then do some "reporting" and find out the description.

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