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They had plans to sell items, but suspect had something else in mind
TPD crime scene

A plan to sell some personal property went awry for two men in Turlock when a robber absconded with their merchandise.

Both robberies were set up using a telephone app, according to the Turlock Police Department.

The first robbery was reported around 6:30 p.m. Sunday. The seller made an arrangement to meet the perspective buyer at 216 Fourth St. to sell him a gold chain necklace. The two met and when the seller brought out the jewelry to show the man, he forcefully grabbed it and fled, said Turlock Police spokesperson Sgt. Mike Parmley.

The suspect was described as a Hispanic male in his 20s. he fled the area on a white Chrysler vehicle, possibly a Chrysler 300.

The second robbery happened shortly before 8:30 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot of Home Depot at 2800 Countryside Drive.

The seller was preparing to sell an Apple watch and charger. The suspect asked to see it and when the seller brought it out, the suspect grabbed it and took off, Parmley said.

Anyone with any information about this incident can contact the Turlock Police Department’s Tip Line at (209) 668-5550 extension 6780 or email at