The Bakersfield Police Department is asking for the community’s assistance in identifying two suspects wanted for robbery and conspiracy. On Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at approximately 7:25 p.m., the two suspects, shown in the above video surveillance photographs, entered the Fastrip Food Store, located at 1640 South Chester Avenue. The second suspect distracted the store employee, while the first suspect took merchandise and exited the store without producing payment. The second suspect then exited the store, and a store employee pursued the suspects, at which time the first suspect exhibited a firearm on his person. The store employee, in fear for his life, fled from the suspects and headed back to the store.
The first suspect is described as a Hispanic male, in his 20s, 6’00” tall with a slim build, short black hair and thin mustache. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweat shirt, dark jeans and armed with a handgun. The second suspect is described as a Hispanic male, in his 20s, 6’00” tall, with a heavy build and black short hair. He was last seen wearing a blue baseball hat with a white “B” on the front, a blue and white jacket with a star on the right hand side (possibly a Dallas Cowboys team logo), a blue and white plaid button-up shirt with a white t-shirt underneath and jeans. Anyone with information regarding the identity of these suspects is urged to call the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111 or Detective Marcela Garcia at (661) 326-3511.
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