Bakersfield man assaults victim with gardening shears

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Bakersfield Police Department is requesting the community's assistance in identifying a suspect wanted for attempted robbery, burglary and assault with a deadly weapon.

On March 16, the suspect knocked on the victim's residential front door.  When no one responded to answer the door, the suspect forced entry into the residence through a rear door.

Once inside, the suspect encountered the victim. A struggle ensued and the suspect assaulted the victim with a pair of gardening shears. 

The suspect is described as a black man, in his mid to late 20s.  He is said to be about 5-foot-8 with a muscular build, short black hair and beard.

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

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