Two of three suspects accused of an armed robbery at the T-Mobile store on California Avenue were arrested.
The robbery happened around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the phone store located at 1910 E California Ave. Employees told deputies three suspects wearing hoodies and masks stole an undisclosed amount of money, merchandise and personal property belonging to employees, according to Kern County Sheriff’s Office. Two of the suspects were armed, according to KCSO.
The suspects fled in an older white minivan.
The investigation led officers to the 500 block of Niles Street where the suspect vehicle was located. The van was reportedly stolen within Bakersfield Police Department’s jurisdiction, according to deputies.
The first suspect, 19-year-old Chayse Cherry ran when he saw deputies. After jumping fences into backyards to flee from deputies, he was eventually located.
Cherry was arrested on numerous felony charges including possession of a stolen vehicle, second-degree robbery, resisting arrest and kidnapping, according to the Kern County court website.
A search in the Kern County Superior Court website shows Chayse has a prior felony for resisting arrest in 2016.
Deputies continued their investigation to the 100 block of Kincaid Street where they located a second suspect, a 17-year-old male.
Several items stolen were recovered from both suspects. No injuries were sustained during the pursuits and the investigation is ongoing, according to deputies. This robbery does not appear to be related to other recent thefts, according to Kern County Sheriff’s Office.
A third suspect is still wanted.
Cherry is due in court Friday.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at 661-861-3110. Case number 2018-00129100.