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3rd suspect from Marketplace robbery, police shooting arrested

3rd suspect from Marketplace robbery, police shooting arrested »Play Video
Officers surround a car belonging to suspects following a robbery at The Marketplace and subsequent police shooting Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at Stockdale Highway and Ashe Road in Bakersfield, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX photo)

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Police announced a third arrest in last week's robbery at The Marketplace and subsequent police chase and shooting,

Montrice Maize, 26, was arrested Monday on suspicion of robbery, conspiracy and participation in a criminal street gang.

An in-person meeting among strangers to consummate an online deal for an electronic item turned into a strong-arm robbery Dec. 4, according to police. The "sellers" allegedly robbed the buyer of his duffel bag of cash.

The robbery victim called police. Minutes later, police spotted the suspects driving at Ashe Road and White Lane.

Three of the four suspects bailed from their car in the parking lot at the Meineke Muffler shop. An officer shot at the driver when he allegedly made a hard U-turn and drove at the officer.

The car chase kept going, reaching 100 mph, until the suspect skidded to a stop near Ashe and Stockdale Highway.

Previously arrested in the case were 23-year-old Eric Miles Jr. and 29-year-old Brandon Burns.