The Turlock Police Department is looking for a suspect who allegedly attempted to rob a citizen at gunpoint on the night of Sept. 21.
Around 10 p.m., a victim was standing outside of her home on the 2500 block of Crowell Road when she was approached by a male subject.
The suspect allegedly pulled the victim’s hair and held a gun to the back of her head, said Turlock police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis.
She was ordered to go into her home to retrieve her purse for the suspect, but instead reached for protection.
According to Lewis, the victim acted as though she was unlocking a safe with her purse in it, but opened a gun safe and pulled a handgun on the suspect.
The suspect immediately fled out of the front door, said Lewis.
Officers searched the area, but were unable to locate anyone matching the description of the suspect.
Police are looking for a suspect described as a black male in his 20s with tattoos on his right arm. He was seen wearing a white t-shirt and shorts at the time of the incident.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Turlock Police Department at 209-668-1200.
Submitted by Mayra Francis/TurlockCityNews.com