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Turlock man pistol-whipped in carjacking
Suspects sought by police

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a carjacking in which the suspects took the car while he was working on it, the Turlock Police Department reported.

The work wasn't completed and the vehicle was found not far from the scene of the theft. The suspects are still at large.

The incident was reported to the police department shortly before 3 a.m. Monday. The carjacking happened in the 800 block of Geer Road.

The carjacking was reported by the wife of the victim, because at the time he was chasing after the suspects, said Turlock Police spokesman Sgt. Michael Parmley.

The victim had been working on his vehicle, a Toyota Camry, in the parking lot of his apartment complex. He was working underneath, when he heard people approaching his car. When he got out and up from under the car, he was pistol-whipped on the top of his head by one of the male suspects, Parmley said.

The two male suspects grabbed his keys and took off with his car, but not before he could jump on the back of it, Parmley said.

The victim tried to hold onto the car for as long as he could. After falling off, he continued to chase after it, until losing sight of it in the area of N. Golden State Boulevard and Canal Drive.

"The victim had visible injuries to his head, arms, legs and feet," Parmley said. "He was transported to a local area hospital by ambulance."

The suspects were described as two White males in their 30s wearing all black. The suspects were accompanied by a White heavy set adult woman.

"One of the two had what was described as a black pistol, which was used in the crime," Parmley said.

The vehicle was found on Geer Road between Monte Vista Avenue and Chistoffersen Parkway.

Anyone with information about the incident or the suspects is asked to contact the police department at 668-5550.