Bakersfield Police looking for suspect who robbed laundromat at gunpoint

Posted at 4:12 PM, Sep 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-06 19:12:31-04

The Bakersfield Police Department is asking for the community’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect who robbed laundromat at gunpoint.

On Sunday, September 3, 2017, the suspect entered the Thrifty Wash Plus Laundromat located at 1725 Columbus Street.

Once inside the business the suspect pointed a firearm at the victim and demanded the keys to her vehicle. After obtaining the loss the suspect entered the victim’s vehicle and fled the scene.

The vehicle was later recovered abandoned in a nearby neighborhood.

The suspect is described as a:

Black male, 20-25 years of age, 5'10", heavy build, short black wavy hair, wearing a red bandana over his face, gray t-shirt, dark black shorts, white socks, dark colored shoes.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call Detective Jones at 326-3555 or the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.

You can now send an anonymous text message to the Bakersfield Police Department. It’s quick and it’s easy. Simply enter 274637 into your phone and text BPDCRIMES along with your message. The text is sent to the police department and the sender remains completely anonymous.

Tips can also be anonymously sent through the smartphone “TipSubmit” mobile App or via email at

courtesy Bakersfield Police Department