Man accused of robbing woman at knifepoint - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Man accused of robbing woman at knifepoint

Cannister Turks (Source: SCSO) Cannister Turks (Source: SCSO)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A man is behind bars, accused of robbing a woman at knifepoint Monday night.

The victim was getting into her car, parked on High Point Terrace, when a man stuck his head into the window and put a knife to her throat, demanding that she give him money. The woman screamed and the man put his hand over her mouth, saying if she wasn't going to be quiet he would kill her.

The man then reached across her and grabbed her purse. She grabbed the knife, but he pulled it away, cutting her hand.

The woman said the man was wearing a red shirt and ran towards Summer Avenue, where other witnesses saw him running behind Panda Garden. Investigators found the suspect on security footage from High Point Funeral Home, directly across the street from panda Garden. In the video, the suspect was carrying the victim's purse and wearing a red shirt with SIMOS on the back.

Investigators later developed Cannister Turks as a suspect. When they went to his house to arrest him, they found a red shirt with SIMOS on the back.

Turks is charged with aggravated robbery.

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