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Turlock store owner thwarts armed robber

A Turlock liquor store owner escaped injury after wrestling away a gun from a would-be robber who entered his store Thursday night.

The robbery suspect, along with two men accompanying him, are being sought by the Turlock Police Department.

The incident happened just after 10:30 p.m. Thursday in the 600 block of Lander Avenue.

The armed suspect, along with two other men, entered the liquor store and demanded the cash for the register, said Turlock Police spokesperson Sgt. Michael Parmley.

The store owner approached the gunman and a struggle ensued, during which the store owner was able to take the gun away from the suspect, Parmley said.

All three of the suspects fled the store on foot and were seen running westbound on Angelus Street. Two of the suspects got into a silver vehicle and drove off southbound on Lander Avenue.

Sometime later the police department received a call from American Medical Response personnel reporting suspicious activity in the 3000 block of Fulkerth Road. Officers responded and located the silver vehicle seen fleeing the robbery, but no suspects.

Later, officers learned the same vehicle was linked to a robbery reported in Newman.

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