2 suspects wanted in Bakersfield store robbery

BPD: One suspect has a handgun

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Police officials said two suspected men are wanted for robbery and conspiracy in Bakersfield.

On Wednesday, Feb. 6, at about 7:30 p.m., the Bakersfield Police Department said two men entered the Fastrip Food Store on South Chester Avenue.

Officials said while one of the suspected men distracted a store employee, the other suspect left the store with merchandise, without paying.

Authorities said the other suspect then exited the store and a store employee followed the suspects until a firearm was pulled out.

The store employee then fled and ran back to the store, according to officials.

The first suspect is described as a Hispanic man, in his 20s with a slim build, short black hair and a thin mustache. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans and was armed with a handgun.

The second suspect is described as a Hispanic man, also in his 20s, with a heavy build and black short hair.  He was last seen wearing a blue baseball hat with a white 'B' on the front, a blue and white jacket with a star on the chest, a blue and white plaid button-up shirt with a white shirt underneath.

Anyone with information is urged to call the BPD at 327-7111.


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