A would-be robber was scared away from a residence when the homeowner pulled a gun on him, the Turlock Police Department reported.
The robbery occurred around 11 p.m. Sunday at a home in the 2400 block of Crowell Road.
The female victim was sitting outside her residence when she was accosted by an unknown black male subject. The man grabbed the woman’s hair and put a gun to the back of her head, said Turlock Police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis.
The suspect searched the woman’s car and when he didn’t find anything in there, he told her to take him inside and hand over her money and credit cards.
Inside the home the woman told the robber the items were stored in a safe. She opened the safe, but instead of pulling out money, she pulled out her own gun.
The suspect immediately fled the home, according to the police report.
The suspect was described as a black man in his 20s. He had tattoos on his right arm and was wearing shorts and a white T-shirt. He was last seen running towards Tuolumne Road.
Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to contact the Turlock Police Department at 668-5550.