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Man arrested for robbery at knifepoint
Keith Hobbs

A car ride turned into a robbery when one man pulled a knife on another man and took his belongings, according to the Turlock Police Department.

The victim was not injured in the encounter and the investigating officers did take a suspect into custody shortly after the robbery was reported.

The suspect has been identified as 39-year-old Keith Hobbs. He was booked into the Stanislaus County Jail on a charge of robbery and is being held in lieu of a $50,000 bail.

The incident began around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 1300 block of W. Main Street.

Hobbs and the victim were in a car together when Hobbs suddenly pulled out a knife and demanded the victim hand over his cell phone and money, according to the police report.

The victim complied and then was ordered out of the car by Hobbs.

The victim reported the robbery to the police department and provided a description of the vehicle Hobbs left in. A search of the area was conducted and Hobbs’ vehicle was found in the 600 block of S. Soderquist Road.

Hobbs was taken into custody and was found in possession of the victim’s cell phone. It’s not known what happened to the victim’s money.