Man in wheelchair robbed of his ‘man-purse’ and dumped to the ground


Bradenton Herald

A man in a wheelchair was robbed of his “man-purse” outside of a Southwest Florida store late Tuesday.

The 53-year-old victim, whose name was not released, was leaving a Dollar General Store in Bradenton when a man approached him from behind and attempted to snatch his man-purse, which was wrapped around his right arm, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

During a struggle, the suspect pulled the victim out of the wheelchair and onto the ground. The suspect grabbed the purse and got into the backseat of a waiting car, according to the sheriff's office. The vehicle then took off from the shopping center.

The victim went home and called police about 40 minutes after the robbery.

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