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Police investigating student assaults near South High School

Posted at 2:42 PM, Mar 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-09 12:14:43-05

Bakersfield Police are investigating two robberies involving students that happened Thursday morning near South High School. 

Police confirmed that both incidents involved students and happened near Planz Park just before 7:30 a.m. 

The first incident happened at 7:23 a.m. where a suspect described as a Hispanic male punched a South High student in the eye, according to BPD. The suspect reportedly stole a skateboard from the victim.

At 7:26 a.m., BPD said a suspect with the same description stole a phone from another victim, who police believe was also a student, and fled on foot southbound through Planz Park.

Police said Thursday that the incidents that happened near Laurel Drive and Planz Road appear to be related.

No arrests have been made as of Friday, police said. There were no extra patrols in the area.

Anyone with information is asked to contact BPD at (661) 327-7111.