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Woman Escapes Possible Carjacking at Gunpoint in Bradenton

The victim was stopped at a red light at 30th Avenue East and U.S. 301 when she was approached by two men with guns who tried to open her car doors, the Manatee County Sheriff's Office reports.

A woman escaped a possible carjacking attempt after two armed men approached her car as she waited at a red light Sunday night in Bradenton, authorities said.

The woman was stopped at the intersection of 30th Avenue East and U.S. 301 around 8:40 p.m. when she was approached by two men who each pointed "an unknown type black sidearm" and pulled on the two front door handles, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

The victim immediately accelerated away.

The suspects are described as two men between 18 and 25 years old and about 5-foot-7, wearing black jackets.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Manatee County at 866-634-TIPS (8477). Callers will be completely anonymous and eligible for a reward.

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Citizen April 04, 2013 at 03:24 AM
ANOTHER WORTHLESS ARTICLE!!! RACE would narrow it down quite a bit.We all know that they were black,otherwise it would say white or hispanic.It's okay author, Jason, protect the criminals not the public. This site is a waste!
Jason Bartolone April 05, 2013 at 02:06 AM
Sorry you feel that way, Citizen, but as journalists, we try to balance informing the public with not perpetuating stereotypes. I am not sure if adding any race to the vague description offered here by the authorities would reasonably allow anyone on the street to identify the suspects. But thanks for your feedback.
RGo April 05, 2013 at 03:40 AM
What an insipid and cowardly comment. The public is far broader than the limited view indicated in your writing.

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