Man roughs up clerk, takes money from miniature golf course

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Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 10:19 am | Updated: 10:31 am, Wed Jan 16, 2013.

BRADENTON, FL. - A brazen bandit targeted a miniature golf course, roughing up the clerk on duty and demanding money.

It happened Tuesday at Smugglers Cove Miniature Golf Course located on Cortez Road West in Bradenton around 10:15 pm.

According to Manatee County Deputies, the clerk was standing outside when the suspect forced her back into the office. He pushed the clerk down and then made her empty the register. He then fled north through the parking lot.

A K-9 unit tracked him to the back of a nearby Chinese restaurant, where the track was lost.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS.

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