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Tuesday, Apr 30 2013 04:11 PM

Suspect wanted in connection with series of bank robberies

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    By Photo courtesy of Bakersfield Police Department

    Bakersfield Police released this photo of a man they believe is responsible for three bank robberies.

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    By Photo courtesy of Bakersfield Police Department

    Bakersfield Police released this photo of a man they believe is responsible for three bank robberies.

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    By Photo coutesy of Bakersfield Police Department

    Bakersfield Police released this photo of a man they believe is responsible for three bank robberies.

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By BREAKING NEWS BLOG

Bakersfield police are asking help identifying a suspect believed to be responsible for a series of bank robberies in the Bakersfield area.

Since January, police have investigated three bank robberies where the suspect appears to be the same person. In each of the robberies the suspect entered the bank by himself, posed as a customer, approached a teller, then made threats of possessing a gun and demanded cash.

The suspect is believed to be involved in the following robberies: Jan. 29 at the Chase Bank inside the Albertsons at 3500 Panama Lane; April 4 at the Rabobank at 3990 Gosford Road; and April 27 at Bank of America at 9000 Ming Ave.

The suspect is described as Hispanic, in his mid-20s to early 30s, 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a stocky build.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of this suspect is asked to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at 327-7111, Detective Ted King at 326-3553 or Detective Brian Kennemer at 326-3511.

To send an anonymous text message to the BPD, enter 274637 and text BPDCRIMES along with the message. Tips can also be anonymously sent through the smartphone TipSubmit mobile app or via email at tipsubmit.com.

- Bakersfield Police Department

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