Bradenton police arrested two men June 15 for allegedly robbing another man in the 4000 block of 42nd Street West.
Michael Wallen, 23, of Holmes Beach, and Tyler Schneerer, 21, of Bradenton, face charges of strong arm robbery. Wallen also faces unrelated charges for domestic battery, trespass and possession of burglary tools.
Police were called to 42nd Street West at about 12:15 a.m. June 15, where they found a man slumped against a utility pole. The man told police that he was riding in a vehicle with Wallen and Schneerer, when Schneerer stopped and one of the two men said, “Are you ready?”
The man said he fled the vehicle, but was chased by Wallen and Schneerer, who allegedly caught, punched, choked and robbed him of about $600 before fleeing.
Police apprehended Wallen and Schneerer separately. Wallen allegedly told authorities the incident was a soured drug deal.
Newsmanatee.org’s Mike Quinn contributed to this report.