Bakersfield police: 3 arrested for pair of carjacking, robbery incidents
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) – Police have arrested a man and two juveniles for allegedly carrying out a pair of robberies and carjackings.
A woman and her boyfriend were attacked early Sunday morning at Tevis Park. Police said three assailants – one armed with a baseball bat and two others with guns – took the victims’ cellphones and the woman’s car.
One of the suspects fired a shot into the ground during that robbery, police said.
Shortly after that, officers learned of a second robbery and carjacking with similar suspect descriptions on South Union Avenue.
While responding to South Union Avenue, an officer saw the first victims’ stolen car being driven on White Lane from South H Street. The officer tried to stop the driver, but the driver led police on a pursuit until the car became disabled at Buck Owens Boulevard and Airport Drive.
Five people took off running from the car, but 18-year-old Juan Andre Pena and the juveniles were arrested. Two other suspects, described only as Hispanic males, remain on the loose.
Anyone with information helpful to the investigation is asked to call police at (661) 327-7111.