Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Most people are likely to comply with a demand delivered by a man with a gun to your face, but early this morning that wasn't enough for some patrons at Peggy's Corral to change what they were doing when two men robbed the biker bar on U.S. 41 north of Palmetto.
About 1:50 a.m., two armed men entered the bar and ordered everyone inside down on the ground. Two patrons did just that, but four others remained sitting at the bar, according to a news release from the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
One of the gunmen grabbed cash from the register and a tip jar. The other went to the office area and caused a video recorder to fall to the ground.
Four minutes after the robbery started, the suspects were gone, fleeing south through the parking lot and into a white Pontiac Grand Am, with license tag possibly starting with "AS."
No one was injured.
The suspects, who were each carrying handguns, were described as being in their late teens. One was dressed in all dark clothes, including a hoodie. The other was wearing a white T-shirt, dark shorts and a dark beanie-type cap, according to the sheriff's office.
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