Deputies arrest robbery suspect armed with knife


A man who deputies say threatened to stab employees as he robbed a southeast Bakersfield convenience store was arrested after a brief standoff.

Deputies said Leonardo Bravo, 32, entered the Chevron at 4908 E. Brundage Lane Sunday armed with a “large knife.” Bravo grabbed a pack of cigarettes and threatened to stab employees, according to sheriff’s officials.

With the assistance of Bakersfield police, deputies tracked Bravo and his alleged co-conspirator, Courtney Easley, 23, to a residence in the 500 block of Dunninger Street, east of Oswell Street and south of Virginia Avenue.

Bravo brandished a knife at deputies during a short standoff that ended with his arrest, according to sheriff’s officials.

Bravo was arrested on suspicion of robbery, conspiracy, brandishing a knife and resisting arrest, and Easley on suspicion of robbery and conspiracy.

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