Elderly woman robbed as she got the morning paper

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MANATEE COUNTY - An elderly Ellenton woman was the victim of a robbery Monday morning when deputies say a suspect approached her in her driveway and forced her inside her mobile home.

According to a Manatee County Sheriff's report, the 85-year-old woman was in the driveway of her home in Ridgewood Mobile Home Park picking up her morning paper when she was approached by a man who forced her inside and stole several pieces of jewelry.

He then fled in an unknown direction.

The suspect was described only as a Hispanic man approximately 25-35 years old.

Anyone with information is asked to call MSO at 941-747-3011, ext. 2493 or Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS.