Bakersfield police search for suspects in 2 possibly related robberies

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Bakersfield police investigators are looking for suspects in two possibly related robberies Saturday.

Police said the first robbery took place just after 2:30 p.m. in the 3000 block of North Half Moon Drive. Police described that robbery as a hate crime robbery where three suspects approached and demanded the victim's cellphone and backpack. The three got away.

Police described the three suspects as three Black males in their late-teens in a two-door blue Honda Civic.

Later, just before 4:30 p.m., officers were called to a second robbery in the 3400 block of Grissom Street. Police said an 80-year-old woman was injured when a suspect grabbed her purse and knocked her to the ground. 

The woman was dragged several feet before letting go of the purse. Her injuries were described as minor.

Police described the suspect in this robbery as a Black or Hispanic male, between 15 and 19 years old, who got away in a waiting two-door blue Honda Civic.

Anyone with information on these robberies is asked to call the Bakersfield Police Department at 327-7111.

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