It took less than a minute for three armed robbers to stride through the door of an Internet café in Bradenton late last night and rob cash and property from the business and a handful of customers.
Manatee County sheriff's deputies said the heist occurred at 9:41 p.m. Saturday at the U Lucky Dog café.
Three men wearing masks and gloves and brandishing firearms walked into the business and ordered everyone to lie on the floor. They ordered six patrons to empty their pickets. The robbers took varying amounts of cash from each person, as well as cell phones and other small valuables.
They also took a large sum of cash from the business, deputies said, and fled in an unknown type of vehicle in an unknown direction.
No one was injured during the robbery.
Complete descriptions of the robbers were unavailable.
Anyone with information about the robbery or the robbers is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-634-8477.