Brazen robber tricks Bradenton clerk out of $50 bill

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Posted: Friday, April 4, 2014 3:37 pm

BRADENTON, Fla. - Police are looking for a man who came up with a creative way to steal cash from a liquor store clerk.

It happened around 2pm Friday at the Winn Dixie Liquor store on Cortez Road West at 26th Street in Bradenton.

According to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, the suspect approached the clerk and explained that he and a friend had a disagreement about the new $50 bills and needed a picture of one.

He asked the clerk to hold one up while he took a photo.  The suspect pretended to take a picture but then snatched the bills from the clerk's hand and ran from the store.

The suspect was last seen fleeing into the Orange Grove Mobile Home Park across the street.

He is described as a Hispanic male approximately 28-32 years old, 5" 11" tall, 160-170 pounds, with black hair and a medium build.

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  • silly2 posted at 10:54 am on Mon, Apr 7, 2014.

    silly2 Posts: 7

    What an idiot!

  • keepalowprofile posted at 12:13 pm on Sat, Apr 5, 2014.

    keepalowprofile Posts: 1

    I don't know whats worse, the fact that : it worked or the fact that the clerk fell for it.

  • Williemojorisin posted at 11:39 pm on Fri, Apr 4, 2014.

    Williemojorisin Posts: 2

    Not too bright night clerk



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