Police looking for two suspects, getaway driver in marijuana dispensary armed robbery

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Bakersfield Police Department is asking for the community’s assistance locating suspects wanted for armed robbery.

Officers of the Bakersfield Police Department responded to a report of a possible robbery in the area of South Chester Avenue and Geneva Drive Sunday at about 8:15 a.m.

Upon arriving officers learned that an armed robbery occurred to the Safe Collective Marijuana Dispensary located in the 2800 block of South Chester Avenue, officials said.

The investigation revealed two suspects entered the dispensary.  The first suspect brandished a firearm at an employee, officials said.

The second suspect entered the store, held down the employee, and attempted to take his wallet while the first suspect removed marijuana from the store, officials said.

Both suspects fled the store and ran to a light colored sports utility vehicle with large rims.  The vehicle was seen fleeing east on Geneva Drive, officials said.

The first suspect is described as a black man in his 30s, about 6-feet tall, weighing 300 pounds wearing a hooded sweatshirt, officials said.

The second suspect is described as a black man in his 20s, about 5-feet-1-inch tall, weighing 120 pounds wearing a hat, dark shirt, and jean pants, officials said.

The driver was described as a black male wearing a jersey, and a beanie cap, officials said.

The store employee was not injured during the robbery.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Bakersfield Police Department at 327-7111.

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