Police looking for man who tried stealing phone from hotel worker

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

On July 18, at 11:10 p.m., police said the suspect entered the lobby of the Garden Suites Inn located at 2310 Wible Road and accosted the desk clerk before taking her cell phone.

Police said after a brief struggle, the clerk was able to recover her phone and the suspect fled.

Police describe him as an Hispanic male between 18 and 21 years old, 5'4" with a stocky build, clean shaven, wearing a blue long sleeve shirt and tan shorts.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call Detective Todd Dickson at (661) 326-3501 or the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.

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