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Bradenton man assaulted by three men Friday while sitting at bus stop

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MANATEE CO., FL (WWSB) - A Bradenton man was assaulted and robbed by three men Friday night. 

The incident occurred in the 1800 block of Cortez Road West around 11:04 p.m. Friday. 

David Byrne, 58, was seated at a bus stop in front of the shopping plaza at 1806 Cortez Road West. He was going through his wallet when three young Hispanic males approached him. 

One of the men bent over and asked Byrne, "what are you doing tonight?" When Byrne looked up, he was punched in the face numerous times. According to the incident report, he was dazed and fell to the ground, eventually retreating behind the bus stop bench. 

The three men circled him, but ended up fleeing west on foot without assaulting the victim again. The suspects stole Byrne's wallet. He suffered minor injuries. 

All three Hispanic males were described to be in their late teens or early 20's. They were all wearing dark hoodies and long shorts. 

Two of the suspects were also described as being 6'0" and thin.