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Kern County Sheriff's Office - Public Information Officer
Thursday September 19th, 2019 :: 03:05 p.m. PDT


Public's help requested identifying robbery suspects

On September 18, 2019 at 8:19 p.m., Kern County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to Columbus Market on Alta Vista Drive in Bakersfield for a report of an armed robbery.
When the deputies arrived, the suspects had already fled. The store clerk reported two black males wearing masks entered the store. One suspect was armed with a shotgun.  An employee of the market grabbed the shotgun, but the suspect pulled it away, causing minor injuries.
The employee drew a handgun and fired one shot at the suspects. They then fled. It is unknown if either of the suspects was struck. See attached poster for clothes worn by suspects.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at 661-861-3110, Detective Malloy at 661-392-4376 or the Secret Witness Line at 661-322-4040.

Kern County Sheriff's Office - Public Information Officer
1350 Norris Rd
Bakersfield, CA 93308

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 661-303-4592

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