BAKERSFIELD — Police are looking for a man they said is wanted for allegedly robbing two Bakersfield credit unions.
The suspect, believed to be responsible for both robberies was captured on video surveillance, and is described as a black male, in his 20s, standing 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing about 140 pounds. He was last spotted wearing a black baseball hat, sunglasses, a black Pea Coat and blue distressed jeans.
The first incident occurred at around 3 p.m. on May 28, when police said they received a call of a robbery alarm at the Safe 1 Credit Union located at 400 Oak St. in central Bakersfield.
According to Bakersfield Police, the suspect entered the credit union, handed a teller a note that implied he had a bomb and demanded money.
The teller activated a silent alarm, police said, and the suspect took off empty-handed, fleeing westbound onto the embankment of Highway 99 at Palm Street.
Officers searched the business but did not locate any explosives devices.
A short time later, at approximately 4:20 p.m., a second incident took place at the Kern Schools Federal Credit Union, 2424 Chester Ave. in downtown Bakersfield.
This time the teller handed over an undisclosed amount of currency to the suspect who ran northbound on Chester and eastbound on 25th Street.
A police spokesperson said no one was injured during either incident.
Anyone with information regarding either incident or the identity of this suspect is urged to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at 661-327-7111, detective Bill Toler at 661-326-3857 or detective Brian Kennemer at (661) 326-3511.
Bakersfield Now: 2 Bank Robberies, 1 Suspect