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Suspect tries to rob fruit vendor

A fruit vendor was attacked by an unknown man, who tried to rob him with his own knife, the Turlock Police Department reported.

The attempted robbery was reported at 12:31 p.m. on Sunday at 1330 W. Main Street.

The fruit vendor told officers he was approached by an unknown Hispanic man, who grabbed the knife used to cut the fruit and held it to the vendor's back.

The suspect, speaking Spanish, demanded all the victim's cash. The victim refused and the suspect pushed him down to the ground and again ordered he hand over all his cash, said Turlock Police spokesman Sgt. Michael Parmley.

The victim refused again and the suspect ran away with the knife. He got into a 2013 Nissan Sentra that was last seen eastbound on W. Main Street.

The victim was not injured, Parmley said.

"Additional officers checked the area, however, were not able to locate the suspect," Parmley said. 

A records check of the vehicle showed it was registered in Riverbank. The Turlock Police Department did not have any history with the vehicle or registered owner, Parmley said.