Arrests made in jewelry store robbery

Men arrested in connection with robbery

Police have arrested two men who were wanted in connection with the attempted murder of a store owner.

On Thursday at about 5 p.m., Bakersfield Police Department officers were sent to the Southwest Coins and Jewelry at 4429 Ming Avenue, regarding a robbery with shots fired that just occurred.

Three unidentified men, all wearing masks and one armed with a firearm, entered the business and ordered everyone to the ground, police officials said.

One of the men broke a jewelry display case and began removing valuables.

As the store owner, Douglas Jarvi, retrieved a firearm from his pocket, one of the suspects physically assaulted him, officers said.

Jarvi fired one round before the suspect was able to take the gun from him; Jarvi was then able to get an additional firearm and fired two more rounds at the suspects.

Officers were able to identify two of the men and issued warrants for their arrests.

On Friday, members of the Bakersfield Police Department Directed Policing Unit (DPU) with the assistance of the Bakersfield Police Department Career Criminal Apprehension Team (CCAT) located Kevin Newsome 24, in the 3700 block of Ming Avenue.

Newsome was booked into the Kern County Jail on charges of attempted murder, robbery, conspiracy, participation in a criminal street gang, gang member carrying a concealed firearm, carrying a concealed firearm in a vehicle, and receiving stolen property.

Bakersfield Police Department Directed Policing Unit also served a search warrant at a home in the 3400 block of Grissom Street and arrested Randon McQuiller 26.

McQuiller was arrested on charges of attempted murder, robbery, and conspiracy. Officers said they found evidence at both locations implicating the suspects in the robbery.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to call the Bakersfield Police Department at 327- 7111 or Detective Toler at 326-3857.

 

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