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Would-be robber turns away

A Turlock convenience store that has already been the scene of several recent robberies, was almost hit again, but this time the robber changed his mind after he was spotted by two employees.

The store is in the 100 block of E. Main Street and has been robbed at least twice in July, according to the Turlock Police Department's records.

At 4:20 a.m. Friday the two clerks were standing outside the store when they saw a man attempting to jump over the cinder block wall that is between the store and an alley shared with James Lane.

 "As the clerks noticed the suspect attempting to jump over the wall, they saw the suspect had placed a handgun on top of the cinder block wall, said Turlock Police spokesperson Deandra Wiley. "The clerks then began to confront the suspect which resulted in the suspect retreating and running away back through the alley."

The suspect is described as a white male adult wearing a black motorcycle helmet, black hoodie and blue jeans. Anyone with any information about this incident is encouraged to contact Officer John-Paul Beech at (209) 669-2108.