Bakersfield Police searching for suspects that led police on a pursuit

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Bakersfield police are searching for three suspects following a police pursuit that ended in east Bakersfield Saturday morning.

Officers observed a gray Nissan Sentra with no rear license plate near Union Ave. and E. Chester Lane around 10:30 a.m., according to BPD.

The vehicle was reported stolen out of Bakersfield. 

Officers attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver did not yield.

The driver led officers on a two-minute pursuit. Officials said speeds reached up to 45 mph and the suspect ran red lights.

BPD canceled the pursuit in the interest of public safety. 

Moments later, the California Highway Patrol spotted the suspect vehicle abandoned at E. California Ave. and Exchange St. 

The driver is described as a Hispanic male with facial tattoos and a shaved head. He was last seen running eastbound on E. California Ave.

Two passengers, possibly women, were seen running westbound on E. California Ave. 

The investigation is ongoing. If you have any information you are urged to contact Bakersfield Police at 661-327-7111. 

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