A man was beaten up and his wallet and cell phone stolen just before 9 p.m. Wednesday in the 100 block of 60th Avenue Drive East, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Department.
According to a news release:
The victim was approached by two men, one armed with a hand gun, demanding the victim’s property. The suspect in a gray sweatshirt was armed with the handgun; he struck the victim on the head causing him to fall to the ground. The victim was struck once more on the back of his neck. The victim gave the suspects his wallet and cell phone. They then fled east from the scene. A perimeter was set and K-9 tracked with negative results.
The victim received a cut to the top of his head and was treated at the scene by E.M.S.Units from Street Gangs and VCTF assisted patrol in the investigation.