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BPD searching for suspect in laundromat robbery

The Bakersfield Police Department is asking for help in identifying a suspect involved in an armed robbery Sept. 3, 2017, at the Thrifty Wash Plus Laundromat in Bakersfield, Calif. (Photo provided by BPD)

The Bakersfield Police Department is asking for help in identifying person wanted for armed robbery.

The robbery occurred Sept. 3 at the Thrifty Wash Plus Laundromat on Columbus Street.

During the robbery, the man allegedly pointed a gun at the victim and demanded keys to their vehicle, according to the BPD.

After obtaining the keys, the suspect then got in the victim's vehicle and left, the BPD said.

The car was later recovered in a nearby neighborhood.

The suspect has been described as a black man, between the ages of 20-25, with a heavy build and short black wavy hair.

Anyone with any information about this case is asked to contact Detective Jones at (661) 326-3555.

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