On Saturday, at about 9:45 p.m., officers of the Bakersfield Police Department were sent to the Carl’s Jr. restaurant located at 3901 Auburn Street for a report of a robbery.
Officers said two men entered the business; one of the suspects displayed a firearm and the second, a knife.
The men demanded money and fled the business with an undisclosed amount of currency.
Officers said they spoke with witnesses who provided the suspects’ and vehicle description.
This information was broadcasted to assisting officers and the suspects’ vehicle, a blue Lincoln Town Car, was stopped in the 2600 block of Nelson Street.
Officers said they contacted the occupants of the vehicle identified as Cameron Arterberry 19, Dounte Jones 21, and Rashawn Armstrong 20, and located evidence implicating the suspects in the robbery.
All three were arrested and transported to the Kern County Jail where they were booked.
Arterberry was on charges of 6 counts of robbery, conspiracy, and participation in a criminal street gang.
Jones and Armstrong were arrested on 7 counts of robbery, conspiracy, and participation in a criminal street gang.
Further investigation revealed the suspects were involved in the armed robberies at the following locations: Fastrip Food Store located at 4901 South Union Avenue on 11/12/12, Fastrip Food Store located at 6401 South H Street on 11/14/12, El Fogon Restaurant located at 701 East Brundage Lane on 11/16/12, Burger King restaurant located at 1949 Columbus Street on 11/18/12, Carl’s Jr. restaurant located at 2412 Ming Avenue on 11/20/12, and the 7-11 Store located at 525 West Columbus Street on 11/20/12.The Bakersfield Police Department would like to commend the citizens who assisted with this investigation. The Department’s goal is to continue to partner with our citizens in working towards reducing and solving crime in our community.
Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to call the Bakersfield Police Department at 327-7111 or Detective Jeff Saso at 326-3535.