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KCSO investigating three armed robberies in Bakersfield, searching for suspects

Posted at 12:55 PM, Sep 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-23 15:54:59-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Kern County Sheriff's Office has announced investigations into three separate armed robberies in Bakersfield.

According to officials, the first reported armed robbery happened on Saturday around 1:30 pm at the Family Dollar on Niles Street. Deputies said that one suspect was armed with a handgun and took off with cash and cigarettes. KCSO described the suspect as a 18-year-old Hispanic man around 5’8” about 160lbs.

The third armed robbery happened later that day around 5:30 p.m. at the Super 99 Cent Store on Crestmont Drive, according to officials. The clerk told officials that a young Hispanic man, armed with a handgun, entered the store and demanded money. The suspect allegedly ran away from the scene.

KCSO said the third armed robbery happened around 7:30 p.m. at the Dollar General on Niles Street. When deputies arrived, they found out that a white man and a Hispanic man entered the store and demanded money. The Hispanic man was reportedly wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and a blue Dodger’s baseball cap and was armed with a handgun.

The white man was wearing a black baseball cap, a light-hooded sweatshirt, black camo shorts, and white shoes, according to officials.

KCSO has not confirmed if all three crimes are connected.

There were also two other robberies reported in Lamont.

Anyone with information about these robberies is urged to call the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at 661-861-3110 or the Secret Witness Line at 661-322-4040.