Armed robbery in front of Chase Bank in online-arranged transaction-gone-bad

1 suspect in custody, 2 at large

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - BPD took three men into custody, leaving one at large in an armed robbery.

Police say 29-year-old Brandon Burns, 29-year-old Charles Robertson and 23-year-old Eric Miles Jr. were all taken into custody by 5:30pm, Wednesday. Robertson was later released.

Police are still searching for suspects of a transaction, organized online, gone bad.

At about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, officers with the Bakersfield Police Department were sent to the Chase Bank at 9000 Ming Avenue, Bakersfield.

Sgt. Joe Grubbs said the victim had an online arrangement to buy an electronic device at the Marketplace. 

The victim pulled cash out of the ATM at Chase Bank, then the suspects robbed him at gunpoint.

Four suspects fled in a car to White Lane and Ashe Road, officials said.

Three suspects got out of the car and tried to evade police. The suspect in the car, the driver, was shot. One suspect was arrested at that location.

The driver crashed at Stockdale Highway and Ashe Road. Officials took him into custody and transported him to KMC.

Officials closed Stockdale Highway in both directions at Ashe Road. White Lane was closed between Ashe and Wilson as police searched for the two suspects at large.

Police closed off Mei Yen and White lanes as they believe suspects may be in the area.

Panama Buena Vista Union School District offices on Ashe Road were put on lockdown.

Officials said they have one person in custody.

Officials are searching for three other people.

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