Local J.P. Morgan Chase bank robbed

Officials go to reported suspect's house

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A man is still wanted after robbing a local Chase bank.

The Kern County Sheriff's Office was on scene of a bank robbery at a Chase Bank in Oildale Thursday afternoon.

The bank, located at 2314 N. Chester Ave., was robbed at around 2:30 p.m.

Officials said the suspect walked into the Chase Bank and demanded money, while referencing a gun.

The teller said that no weapon was actually shown and that they did give the suspect an undisclosed amount of money, according to officials.

Officers on the scene said that customers inside the bank did not know it was being robbed.

No injuries were reported and the bank is currently closed.

The suspect did flee the scene and officials are currently looking for him.

The Kern County Sheriff's Office is asking the public's assistance in locating a suspect wanted for the robbery.


The suspect was described as a white male in his 40’s, unshaven, wearing a blue hat, prescription glasses, and a blue flannel shirt. Detectives were able to obtain several photographs of the suspect from bank surveillance cameras.

Witnesses said the suspect ran towards a vehicle described as an early 2000s blue possible Ford F-150 pickup with no tailgate.

If anyone has information on this case they are asked to call 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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