A man was robbed and beaten this morning while walking along the 2900 block of 14th Street West in Bradenton around 4:30 a.m.
Sean Rappaport says a grey pickup truck pulled up and 4 or 5 men jumped out. One held out his arm, covered with a shirt, and said that he had a gun. Rappaport says he handed over his house keys, a pack of cigarette, a lighter and $5 in cash. The men puched and kicked him several times and then left, heading north on 14 Street West.
The man waited about an hour and then flagged down a passing Sheriff's deputy to report the attack. He was transported to Blake Hospital for treatment of his rib pain.