BPD: Man tried stealing necklace from woman's neck at restaurant

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Bakersfield Police Department is asking the community for help in identifying and locating a suspect wanted for attempted robbery.

According to police, the offense occurred on August 26 at 12:36 p.m. inside the La Villa Restaurant located at 810 Chester Avenue.

During the offense, a man attempted to forcibly remove a gold necklace from the victim's neck, according to police.

Police said the victim was able to maintain possession of the necklace after a brief struggle with the suspect. The suspect then fled before officers arrived.

The suspect is described as an Hispanic man in his 20's, 5'10" 200 pounds and wearing a red and black Chicago Bulls cap, a dark t-shirt, black gym shorts with a white stripe and black tennis shoes.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call Bakersfield Police Department Detective Paul Yoon at (661) 326-3511.

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