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Kern County Sheriff's Office: Standoff was to find armed robbery suspect

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Posted at 10:37 PM, Dec 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-14 12:21:34-05

UPDATE: Kern County Sheriff's Office said a standoff Monday night in Southwest Bakersfield was due to a search for an attempted armed robbery suspect.

KCSO said they received reports of an armed robbery at about 5:50 p.m. in the 400 block of S. Real Road and when deputies arrived, the suspect had fled to an apartment complex. Deputies surrounded the complex and made several public address announcements but there was no response, said KCSO.

After several attempts to contact the suspect, SWAT personnel were called in, according to KCSO.

The scene was cleared at about 10:30 p.m. and the suspect wasn't found, according to KCSO.

This is an ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information may contact KCSO at 661-861-3110 or Secret Witness at 661-322-4040.

Police are currently involved in a standoff with an armed robbery suspect in Southwest Bakersfield.

According to the Kern County Sheriff's Office, deputies were investigating a report of an armed robbery when the suspect ran towards an apartment in the 400 block of S. Real Road.

SWAT was called in leading to a standoff with the suspect.

This is a developing story. More information as it becomes available.