A 60-year-old man was accosted by three individuals Wednesday night, one of whom stabbed him in the stomach with an item believed to have been a hypodermic needle, according to the Turlock Police Department.
The man told officers he was out for a walk in the 1100 block of Cahill Avenue around midnight Wednesday. As he neared the Turlock Senior Center he was approached by two men and one woman, all of whom appeared to be transients, according to the man’s statement to police.
The man said the trio asked him for cigarettes or cash and he told them no. After passing by, the man said he was hit from behind and then stabbed in the stomach with a syringe.
Once the man was on the ground the three suspects rifled through his pockets, but did not take anything, according to the police department. They fled the area on foot.
No further description was available for the three suspects.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Turlock Police Officer Nathan Urban at 668-5550 ext. 6771.