Lodi Farmer Robbed at Gunpoint on His Vineyard

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A 60-year-old farmer was robbed at gunpoint just moments after arriving to his vineyard Saturday evening, according to the San Joaquin Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities say this all happened around 9:45 p.m. along east Harney Lane, when the farmer pulled up to his chemical shed and two people came out pointing handguns at him. As the suspects walked toward his vehicle, investigators say they told him not to move, threatening to kill him if he did.

While at gunpoint, the victim was then forced to walk 1,500 feet toward his water pump as one of the suspects followed him in his pickup truck. As soon as the victim reached the water pump he was able to flee the area and the suspect drove off.

When the victim returned to his shed, detectives say all of the suspects were gone, along with his cellphone, his wallet, a black compressor, a red Honda generator and his vehicle.

Detectives only provided vague descriptions of the suspects – two men and one woman.

The victim said the suspects drove what appeared to be a white Ford Ranger, possibly 2000 to 2005 model, a beige smaller possibly two door style vehicle, as well as his Ford pickup truck.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office at (209) 468-4400 or to remain anonymous “Text a Tip” to “274637” and in the message area type SJSO, a space, and then your tip.

Shaquia Salvador filed this report.

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