BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Bakersfield police have arrested three suspects who were reportedly armed with a machete and a rifle when they robbed two stores.
According to officials, on June 30 around 1:07 a.m., Francisco Ramirez, 24, Gabriel Luqu, 23, and Misael Sanchez-Flores, 20, were reportedly armed with a machete and rifle when they robbed the Circle K on 1030 Oak Street.
Cops say about two hours later, around 2:55 a.m., they responded to another robbery at the AMPM located on 2800 Panama Lane. According to BPD, both of those robberies were committed by the same three suspects-- also armed with a machete and a rifle.
KCSO also investigated a third robbery allegedly committed by the same three suspects, that reportedly happened around 10 p.m. in the area of 800 Oildale Drive.
At about 11:34pm, Bakersfield police spotted a car in the area of Oak Street and 24th Street that was said to be connected to the crimes. Authorities stopped the vehicle and took all three suspects into custody without incident.
The stolen items and evidence allegedly related to these robberies were recovered from the suspects car.
All three suspects were arrested on multiple counts of robbery and conspiracy.
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.