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16-year-old arrested in armed robbery of Bakersfield convenience store

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Posted at 8:45 AM, Oct 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-24 12:23:13-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A 16-year-old was arrested after deputies say the teen robbed a convenience store in Bakersfield early Thursday morning.

According to the Kern County Sheriff's office, the teen entered the 7-Eleven on River Boulevard at around 2 a.m. armed with a handgun. The suspect fled after stealing cash and cigarettes.

A Bakersfield police officer later stopped a vehicle related to the robbery and arrested the 16-year-old. The cash, cigarettes, and handgun were found in the vehicle.

If you know anything more about this crime, you are asked to call the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at 661-861-3110 or the Secret Witness Line at 661-322-4040.