Violent robbery at Marketplace has some questioning security at the high-end shopping center

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A day after a violent robbery at the Marketplace, security there is being questioned.

The robbery Wednesday afternoon later turned into a police chase and shooting.

The Marketplace on Ming is a collection of high end shops.

Shoppers there told 23ABC that they still feel safe at the Marketplace despite the incident.

Some suggested the current security be beefed up.

Longtime shop owners told us they have gone decades without seeing any problems at the shopping center.

Marketplace officials say they can't discuss specifics of security but they say safety is their top priority and they will continue to work hard to maintain the Marketplace's reputation for being a safe place to shop.

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