Saturday, August 20, 2011

Man injured in Palmetto home invasion

MANATEE -- A 57-year-old man was beaten and robbed during a home invasion Friday in Palmetto, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
About 5:15 p.m., the victim answered a knock on the door of his residence in the 1900 block of 17th Street East, Palmetto, and found two men described as being in their 20s.
They entered the residence and beat him up, according to a news release. The residence was ransacked, but it was unknown whether anything was taken.
Anyone with information about this case can call the sheriff's office at (941) 747-3011 or Crime Stoppers at (866) 634-TIPS.
The man was taken to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg with non-life-threatening injuries.

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