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Turlock man fights off home invaders
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Two masked men, one of whom was armed with a gun, broke into a Turlock home Friday night, but fled empty-handed when the resident fought them off.

No injuries were reported in the daring encounter and no items were reported stolen, said Turlock Police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis.

The home invasion was reported shortly before 10:30 p.m. Friday by a neighbor in the 700 block of The Burl, who heard someone shouting and called it in as a disturbance.

A man and his young daughter were at home when they heard noises coming from the kitchen. The man went to investigate and found two men wearing black ski masks and one of them pointed a gun at him.

The armed suspect demanded money and property from the victim, but instead of complying with their demands, the victim decided to fight back. The victim went after the unarmed suspect and fought with him. He also started yelling out for help, which alerted his neighbors to the trouble and caused the two suspects to flee, Lewis said.

Turlock Police officers searched the area extensively, but the two suspects were not located.

The two suspects entered the home through an unlocked back door and it’s possible they thought no one was at home at the time, Lewis said.

The armed suspect was described as having a skinny build and standing about 5 feet, 6 inches to 5 feet, 7 inches tall. The second suspect also was described as having a skinny build and standing about 5 feet, 5 inches tall. Both men were wearing black clothing, gloves and ski masks.

Anyone with information about the home invasion is asked to contact the Turlock Police Department at 668-5550.