$5,000 reward offered for man suspected of robbing east Bakersfield Chase Bank

Survelliance video taken of suspect

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Secret Witness is offering $5,000 to anyone with information about a man suspect of robbing a Chase Bank in East Bakersfield, Saturday. 

Police officers responded to Chase Bank at 2680 Mount Vernon Avenue for a bank robbery that had just occurred Saturday at about 4 p.m., according to officials from the Bakersfield Police Department.

Employees inside the bank stated the suspect, described as a possibly Hispanic man in his late 20s or early 30s with a heavy build. The suspect wore a gray mid-sleeve t-shirt with a hood, blue jeans, dark blue bandana covering face, officials said.

Witness told police the suspect approached a teller, brandished a handgun and demanded money.  After the teller gave the suspect the currency he fled from the business, officials said.

The suspect was seen entering a newer model, charcoal gray car that may have been a Volkswagen Passat, officials said.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call the Bakersfield Police Department at 327-7111.

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