BAKERSFIELD - Four teens were arrested Monday morning after a police officer recalled the suspect from a previous search.
Bakersfield police officer Chris Messick was flagged down at Planz Park by a victim who said that he was just robbed of his cell phone by four suspects, one of whom was armed with a firearm, said Sgt. Joe Grubbs, Bakersfield Police Department spokesman in a statement.
The victim described the suspect armed with the firearm as being small in stature with a unique physical deformity, Sgt. Grubbs said.
When the victim described the suspect with the firearm Officer Messick recalled a probation search he had been involved in, approximately two months prior, in which the individual on probation matched the description of the suspect, Sgt. Grubbs said.
Officers responded to the residence of the subject on probation in the 3100 block of Laurel Drive where they located four suspects, ranging in ages 15 to 17, matching the description of the robbery suspects, Sgt. Grubbs said.
All four suspects were arrested and the cell phone was recovered from the residence. No firearm was located. The juvenile suspects were arrested for Robbery and Participating in a Criminal Street Gang.
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.
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