Officers and detectives with the Bakersfield Police Department are searching for a man in his mid-20s who attempted to rob the Citizens Business Bank branch on California Avenue and Easton Drive.
Sgt. Joe Grubbs said it happened at around 11:15 a.m. Wednesday.
“Once officers arrived, they discovered that a suspect came into the bank armed with a firearm, a pistol, and demanded money,” he said.
Grubbs said the man left the bank without any cash and fled on a skateboard northbound on Easton.
Detectives say the man has dark shaved hair, a mustache and goatee, a stocky build and multiple tattoos on both arms. He was wearing a black shirt and blue jeans at the time of the incident.
Those with more information are urged to call Det. Jeff Paglia at (661) 326-3511 or the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.
– Anthony Pollreisz