Man robbed and carjacked in Palmetto

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PALMETTO, Fla. - Deputies are looking for two men they say robbed and Palmetto man and took his vehicle Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, the victim says he was giving a ride to an unknown man around 1:45pm.  When they arrived at the destination near 1st Avenue East and 25th Street East, the passenger, along with another man, pulled the victim from the car.

They reportedly punched the victim in the face, emptied his pockets, and left in his vehicle.

The cart was later found a short distance away.

The suspects are still at large.  One is described as approximately 30 years old, 6'00" 170 lbs wearing a black shirt with dark pants.  The other suspect is approximately 20-25 years old, 5'07" 150-160 lbs, bald head, wearing no shirt and dark shorts.