Suspect sought after man in wheelchair is robbed of purse

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Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 10:31 am | Updated: 11:34 am, Wed Jan 30, 2013.

BRADENTON – Deputies are looking for a suspect who robbed a man in a wheelchair.

It happened around 11 pm Tuesday in the 5100 block of 15th Street East in Bradenton near the Dollar General.

Deputies say a man came up behind the victim in a wheelchair and tried to take a purse he was holding. The suspect wrestled the man out of his wheelchair before taking the purse and fleeing the scene in an unknown vehicle.

If you have any information regarding this robbery, you can contact Manatee County Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS.

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