The Bakersfield Police Department is asking for the community’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted for robbery. On Monday, January 14, 2013, at approximately 12:27 p.m., the Bakersfield Police Department received a call of a robbery that had just occurred at the Bank of Sierra, located at 2501 Mount Vernon Avenue. Upon arrival, officers learned the female subject, depicted in the above video surveillance photograph, entered the bank, approached one of the windows and handed a note to the bank teller. The note demanded currency and made threats of a weapon. The suspect then fled the business on foot with an undisclosed amount of currency. The suspect is described as a light skinned Black female or Hispanic female, 40 to 50 years of age, 5’04” tall, medium build, wearing prescription glasses and a gray sweater with a white shirt underneath.
Anyone with information regarding this case or the identity of the suspect is urged to call the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111 or Detective William Toler at (661) 326-3857. You can now send an anonymous text message to the Bakersfield Police Department. It’s quick and it’s easy. Simply enter 274637 into your phone and text BPDCRIMES along with your message. The text is sent to the police department and the sender remains completely anonymous. Tips can also be anonymously sent through the smartphone “TipSubmit” mobile App or via email at https://www.tipsubmit.com.