Police Looking For Duo Involved in Strong-Arm Robbery [PHOTO]

Police in Bakersfield are asking for help finding two people involved in a failed strong-arm convenience store robbery.

Bakersfield Police Department
Bakersfield Police Department

They say a man and a woman tried to steal cigarettes from the Circle K east of California Avenue and Highway 99 on at around 10:30 p.m. on March 21, with the woman assaulting the cashier. According to a news release, the cashier was able to defend herself, and both people fled the store.

The first suspect is described as a 5-foot-7 male in his early 20s who was wearing a black Monster Energy logo shirt and a dark-colored baseball cap at the time of the incident

The second suspect is described as a 5-foot-4 female in her early 20s with a slim build. She was wearing a pink shirt and black basketball shorts.

Police say both drove away from the scene in an early 2000s Ford Taurus with Bakersfield Auto Exchange dealer plates.

Those with more information are being urged to call Det. Mike Gerrity at (661) 326-3273 or the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.

– Anthony Pollreisz