Sheriff’s deputies are looking for three masked men suspected in a failed armed robbery outside a Chase bank in northwest Bakersfield.

Sgt. Stephen Wells says the men, holding two handguns and a rifle, approached a Brinks truck driver just after 9:00 Wednesday morning as he was servicing an empty drive-up ATM on Rosedale Highway and Allen Road. They took off in a black Chevy Tahoe SUV when they discovered the machine had no cash inside.

Deputies later traced their abandoned car to an orchard near Rudd Avenue and Noriega Road.

Anyone with information about the incident or the suspects can call KCSO at 661-861-3110.

Kelli Pierce