MANATEE -- A 20-year-old woman early was beaten, kicked and robbed by an ex-boyfriend while she was walking home early Monday, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
The woman was walking home from a friend's house in the 500 block of 60th Avenue West about 1:35 a.m. when she heard someone call her name. She turned, saw that it was her former boyfriend and started to run away, according to a news release.
The man caught up with her and started pulling her hair. He snatched a cell phone out of her hand and started hitting her about the head with his fist. He then pushed her to the ground and started kicking her, according to the sheriff's office.
The victim started screaming for help, and the suspect fled on foot with the cell phone.
The victim had some bruising on her left forearm and was treated by paramedics on the scene.
A K-9 unit tracked the suspect, but he was not located.