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Robber strikes at downtown Turlock bank
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Turlock Police investigate the robbery of the Farmers and Merchant Bank at 121 S. Center St. on Tuesday. - photo by KRISTA MESSER/The Journal

A downtown Turlock bank was robbed by a lone suspect Tuesday morning.

The robbery occurred around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Farmers and Merchant Bank at 121 S. Center St.

The suspect entered the bank and announced it was a robbery before approaching each teller and demanding money, said Turlock Police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis.

The suspect was not seen with any weapon, Lewis said.

The bank did have customers in it at the time of the robbery. No injuries were reported.

The bank robber was described as standing 6 feet tall and weighing around 180 pounds. He was wearing a long-sleeved black turtleneck with a black T-shirt over it and royal blue pants with pockets on the side. The pants appeared to be either cargo style or hospital scrubs, Lewis said. He also was wearing white tennis shoes and blue latex gloves, like those used in hospitals.

The suspect had the neck of the turtleneck pulled up over the lower portion of his face and a black beanie with a visor obscured the upper portion.

The suspect got away with an undisclosed amount of cash. He was last seen headed westbound on Marshall Street in a light blue, newer model vehicle, possibly a Toyota Camry.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact the Turlock Police Department at 668-5550. Callers can leave anonymous tips with Crime Stoppers at 521-4636 and may be eligible for a cash reward.