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BPD searching for robbery suspect

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Posted at 2:54 PM, May 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-23 17:54:17-04

The Bakersfield Police Department is asking for the public's help to identify a robbery suspect.

The incident happened on May 11, 2016 around 2:05p.m. Police officials said the suspect stole two bottles of liquor from the Smart and Final at 1725 Golden State Avenue. 

BPD said an employee confronted the suspect who then brandished a firearm and threatened the employee. 

The suspect fled on foot from the business. 

The man is described as a Hispanic male 30 to 40 years old, with tattoos on his neck. He was last seen wearing a black hat, grey hooded sweatshirt and dark colored jeans. 

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Detective Andy Burich at (661) 326-3543 or the Bakersfield Police Department (661) 327-7111.