A 19-year-old man was arrested Tuesday night on allegations he robbed a woman outside a bank ATM, kidnapped her, and then tried to sexually assault her at a Turlock park.
The woman, who is in her 20s, was able to escape from the suspect, identified later as Robert Green of Turlock. Her description of the suspect and the information she provided about her vehicle helped officers locate and take Green into custody after a short pursuit.
The incident was reported to the Turlock Police Department around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The victim had been at the ATM at Valley First Credit Union at 2655 Geer Road when she was approached by a man who pointed a gun at her and ordered her to hand over her cash.
The suspect proceeded to order the victim into her car at gunpoint and then drove her to Donnelly Park, where he ordered her to perform sexual acts on him, said Turlock Police spokesperson Officer Steve Rodrigues.
The victim refused and took the opportunity to escape from the suspect as the car stopped, Rodrigues said.
The victim was able to get away safely and contacted the police to report the incident.
Turlock Police officers flooded the area and found Green driving the victim’s vehicle. Green refused to comply with the orders to pull over and led officers on a pursuit that wound its way through city streets and residential areas before arriving at Yale Court.
Green jumped out of the vehicle and fled on foot to a home in the 2500 block of Yale Court. Green is known to the occupants of the home, Rodrigues said. Officers located Green hiding in a residence and took him into custody without incident.
Green was arrested on suspicion of robbery, kidnapping, sexual assault, and reckless driving. The Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office filed charges against Green for kidnapping during the commission of a carjacking, kidnapping to commit robbery or rape, attempted robbery at an ATM, attempted sexual assault, hit and run, reckless driving and fleeing a peace officer, and driving on a suspended license. He is being held at the Stanislaus County Jail in lieu of a $200,000 bail.
At this point in the investigation, Rodrigues said detectives can’t confirm if Green is responsible for any of the other robberies that have occurred recently at banks on Geer Road.
On Feb. 25 a man was robbed at gunpoint around 9:30 p.m. at the ATM outside the Valley First Credit Union at 2655 Geer Road. In that case the suspect was described as a black male in his 20s, around 5 feet 11 inches tall and approximately 170 pounds.
On Feb. 12, a suspect robbed the Citibank at 2000 Geer Road and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash. The robber was described as a black male adult around 6 feet tall.
On Feb. 10, a suspect robbed an individual outside the ATM at the Citibank at 2000 Geer Road. The robber used a gun and escaped with the cash. The robber was described as a black male adult in his 20s, standing about 6 feet tall and weighing 180 pounds.
Anyone who has any additional information regarding this incident or any other similar incidents is asked to contact Detective Paul Inderbitzen at 668-5550 ext. 6751.