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Duo kick down door to steal bike
Gilbert Giron Jr.

Two men are facing home invasion charges after they forced their way into a man’s Turlock residence and stole his bicycle.

The incident was reported to the Turlock Police Department around 12:43 a.m. Friday. The victim told police that two men kicked down the door of his home in the 600 block of Wayside Drive and ordered him to stay on the couch or they would hurt him, said Turlock Police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis.

The suspects found the man’s bicycle and fled the home, Lewis said.

Patrol units happened to be in the area and quickly located the two men with the stolen bike.

Arrested on suspicion of home invasion robbery were Vimal Tamkal, 31, and Gilbert Giron Jr., 24.

The victim was not injured during the robbery.