BPD looking for suspect wanted for two counts of auto theft

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Bakersfield Police Department is asking for assistance identifying and locating a suspect wanted for two counts of auto theft.

According to police, on September 23, the suspect illegally entered local tow yard where he stole a vehicle on the property. The suspect then drove the vehicle through a fence and off the property. Police said the vehicle was recovered about four blocks away, but the suspect had fled.

On October 11, officers conducted an investigation into another stolen vehicle near 1300 Easton Drive. According to police, investigators observed the suspect enter the stolen vehicle and drive away.

Officers attempted to stop the suspect who led officers on a short pursuit. The pursuit was then terminated for safety concerns.

The unoccupied vehicle was later recovered near 2100 Steele Avenue.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man, 5 feet 10 inches with a thin build. He was wearing black shorts and a black hat with a gold or yellow bill.

If you have any information regarding the investigation or the identity of the suspect, contact BPD at (661) 326-3846 or Detective Jeff Martin with the Kern County Auto Theft Task Force at (661) 201-8610.

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