Bakersfield store owner fires shots during early morning robbery

Bakersfield store owner fires shots during early morning robbery

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A southwest Bakersfield business owner attempted to shoot a couple of armed robbers early Sunday morning, but the thieves got away.

Bakersfield police officers were dispatched to Max Muscle at 8000 McNair Lane, near White Lane and Gosford Road, just before 12:30 a.m. Sunday. The owner of the business told investigators that two men armed with handguns got into the business through a back door.

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The robbers, who were wearing dark-colored hooded sweatshirts, confronted the business owner and his female companion.

The business owner was ordered to the ground at gunpoint. When one of the robbers walked to the back of the business, the owner grabbed a gun and attempted to fire at the suspects.

The suspects ran, and the business owner ran after them and fired three shots.

No injuries were reported.

Officers are asking anyone with information to contact them at (661) 327-7111.