Bakersfield police officers arrest man related to Bank of America robbery

Posted at 12:44 PM, Dec 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-30 17:20:13-05

UPDATE (Dec. 28, 2016, 2:15 p.m.): According to Sergeant Gary Carruesco, the Bakersfield Police Department has arrested a suspect related to yesterday's bank robbery at the Bank of America on California Avenue.

36-year-old Tony Henry was discovered at the EZ-8 Motel on Buck Owens Boulevard with evidence linking him to the crime and was subsequently arrested.

Henry was transported to the Kern County Jail on a charge of armed robbery.


Bakersfield police are looking for a black male in his thirties wearing all black clothing and a black hat after reports of a man with a gun in his waistband at Bank of America on California Avenue, right off Mohawk.

The suspect then took off in a waiting getaway car after the robbery.

There were no reported injuries.

The suspect is described as around 6 feet tall with a thin build and beard.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Detective Vaughan at (661) 326-3868 and the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327- 7111.