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KCSO: Off-duty Sergeant halts robbery in Northwest Bakersfield

Posted at 3:31 PM, Mar 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-28 02:16:39-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — An off-duty KCSO Sergeant halted a robbery in Bakersfield on Tuesday according to a Facebook post by KCSO.

According to deputies, on March 26 just before 7 p.m. Sergeant Dunbier was off-duty and driving on Verdugo Lane when he saw a store clerk fighting with 23-year-old Orlando Garcia who was trying to steal alcohol from the store.

Sgt. Dunbier assisted along with another citizen, and after a short foot chase was able to tackle the subject and hold him until officers arrived.

Deputies said that Gracia resisted arrest and ripped Sgt. Dunbier's shirt.

Bakersfield Police booked Gracia into jail on robbery and resisting an executive officer.