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Seven suspects sought in residential robbery

A woman was severely beaten by a group of individuals because they believed she had given one of them a counterfeit bill, the Turlock Police Department reported.

Around 5:30 p.m. Friday seven people – two men and five women – entered the victim’s home in the 1600 block of E. Tuolumne Road through the front door and immediately began attacking her.

The victim was struck repeatedly by the suspects. At one point one of the men went out to a GMC SUV and got a hammer. He swung it at the victim and at least once made contact and caused a non-life-threatening injury, said Turlock Police spokesman Sgt. Michael Parmley.

The suspects took several items from the home, including the keys to the victim’s BMW, which they used to take the car, Parmley said.

The victim told the police officers that as the suspects were beating her, they said they were doing it because she allegedly gave them a fake bill.

Officers checked the area but were not able to locate any of the suspects or the stolen vehicle. Officers are looking to see if any neighbors have video footage of the incident.