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Kern County Sheriff's Office looking for help in identifying armed robbery suspect

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Posted at 4:05 PM, Sep 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-27 19:06:00-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Kern County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect in an attempted robbery of a convenience store in the 900 block of Sterling Road in Bakersfield.

According to the KCSO, "the suspect entered the business, brandished a handgun and demanded money. The victim refused to give the suspect money and instead called 911. The suspect fled in a blue or gray sedan waiting nearby."

The incident occurred on August 6, 2019.

The suspect is described as being a black male, between 25 and 32 years of age. He stands approximately 6 foot 3 inches tall and weighs about 175 lbs.

If you can identify this suspect, or have any information concerning this crime, you can call the Kern County Sheriff's Office at (661) 861-3110 or Detective Contreras at (661) 391-7606. If you would like to remain anonymous, you can contact Secret Witness at (661) 322-4040 and refer to case #2019-00126703.