Kern County Sheriff's Office person of interest wanted for robbery

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Kern County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help in identifying a person wanted for questioning in a robbery investigation.

On July 10, at about 11:10 a.m., the Sheriff's Office said a suspect entered the Metro PCS Store at 2231 Niles Pt. in east Bakersfield. According to reports, the suspect brandished a handgun, demanded money from an employee and fled the store on foot.

The suspect was described as a Hispanic man, 18-23 years old, 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10. 160 to 180 lbs., wearing a black hat, black sweatshirt, and blue jeans. The person photograph is a person of interest and detectives are attempting to identify him to question him.

The robbery is possibly related to additional robberies which have occurred recently in Bakersfield.

If anyone has information on this case they are asked to call Sheriff’s Office Detective Joel Swanson at 661-392-4344, Bakersfield Police Detective Brian Kennemer at 661-326-3511, the Sheriff’s Office at 661-861-3110 or Secret Witness at 661-322-4040. Anonymous text tips can be sent to TIP411 (847411). Just type the keyword “KCSO” prior to the message.

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