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BPD searching for suspect wanted in Strata Credit Union armed robbery

Posted at 4:58 PM, Oct 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-03 19:59:34-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Police said they are searching for a suspect wanted for an armed robbery at Strata Credit Union on Truxtun Avenue.

According to Bakersfield Police, the robbery happened on August 18 around 12:30 p.m. outside of the business. Officials said the suspect brandished a knife at the victim while he was approaching the ATM then demanded money.

BPD described the suspect as a Hispanic man around 5'8", thin build, dirty in appearance, with short facial hair. He was last seen wearing a grey baseball style hat, white tank top, and dark shorts.

Police said the suspect was spotted riding a red bicycle with high rise handle bars, and grocery bags on either side.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation, or the identity of the suspect is asked to call Detective Thomas at (661) 326-3513 or the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.