Thursday, February 11, 2010

Man robbed twice in less than a week by same suspects

MANATEE – A man has been robbed twice by the same four suspects in less than a week, according to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office report.

The victim, who told deputies he resides behind El Paisano, 5803 15th St. E., in one of the warehouses, was retrieving his bicycle late Wednesday when two men and two women pulled up in an unknown vehicle and pushed him down. According to the report, they stole cash, a brown leather wallet and two bicycle lights the victim said he had just purchased.

During the investigation, the victim told deputies that the same suspects beat him with a stick and punched him late Saturday night in the 1400 block of 57th Avenue East, the report said. In that incident, the suspects stole cash and the victim sustained a cut to his mouth. He did not seek medical attention.

One of the male suspects was said to be wearing a red-and-white checkered jacket, while the other had blond, curly hair.

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