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Woman reports kidnapping in Turlock
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The Turlock Police Department is investigating a woman’s claim that she was kidnapped Thursday night by an armed man.

The alleged kidnapping was reported to the police department around 8 p.m. Thursday night outside a business in the 1300 block of W. Main Street.

Over the police scanner, dispatch advised the investigating officers that the woman had gotten into her and was preparing to drive off when she noticed the suspect in the back seat of her car. Dispatch also relayed to the investigating officers that the suspect had ordered the woman to drive to a remote location, which was where she was eventually able to make her escape.

The woman was not harmed during the incident, said Turlock Police spokesperson Officer Steve Rodrigues.

Detectives have few leads to follow in the investigation. The woman described her attacker as a Hispanic male adult in his 30s between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 9 inches tall. She described him as wearing dark clothing and a ski mask. She also said he was holding a dark handgun.

Anyone who has any information regarding this incident or any other similar incidents is asked to contact Detective Brandon Bertram at 668-5550 ext. 6623. 

The Turlock Police Department is an active participant in the Crime Stoppers Program. Callers can leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at 521-4636 and may be eligible for a cash reward.