Man stole cigarettes, candy and eye drops, threatened employee with a knife

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Police are looking for a man who stole from a convenience store in east Bakersfield, then threatened an employee.

On August 20, at about 8:32 p.m. officers responded to the AM/PM located at 3333 Union Avenue regarding a robbery that had just occurred.

Officers learned that the suspect entered the store and selected two cartons of cigarettes, two large Snickers brand candy bars, and a bottle of Clear Eyes brand eye drops.

The suspect attempted to pay for those items with an EBT card that did not belong to him. When the card was refused, the suspect took the above described items without paying and ran from the store site, officials said.

A store employee pursued the suspect; however, the suspect brandished a large knife and threatened to kill the employee with it. The employee stopped pursuing and the suspect fled, officials said.

The suspect is described as a white man in his mid to late 20s, with short dark hair, 6-feet-3-inches to 6-feet-4-inches tall, weighing 200 pounds, wearing a white short sleeved t-shirt with a black design, blue jean shorts and sunglasses.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is encouraged to call the Bakersfield Police Department at 327-7111 or Detective M. Hilliard at 326-3501.

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