Armed robber strikes Bradenton gas station

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BRADENTON - Authorities are searching for a man they say took a drawer full of cash from a Manatee Avenue West Shell station Tuesday night.

It happened at at the station located at 3401 Manatee Avenue West around 7:15pm.

According to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, the suspect entered the station with his face covered and armed with a handgun.

He demanded money and grabbed the cash drawer after an employee opened it, and then fled on a bicycle.

A search of the area could not locate the suspect.

He is described only as a black male wearing a black hoodie and shorts.