3 reputed gangsters accused in string of armed robberies

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Three men suspected in a string of robberies at restaurants and convenience stores have been taken off the streets, police said Monday.

The most recent robbery was Saturday night at a Carl's Jr. restaurant on Auburn Street. The robbers used a gun and knife, according to police.

From that robbery, officers got witness descriptions of the suspects and their car.

Later Saturday night, a patrol spotted a matching vehicle and pulled it over. Inside the blue Lincoln Town Car was evidence of the Carl's Jr. robbery and three men: 19-year-old Cameron Arterberry, 21-year-old Dounte Jones and 20-year-old Rashawn Armstrong.

Police said further investigation tied the men to similar robberies over the last two weeks:

The men were booked into Kern County jail on suspicion of multiple counts of robbery, conspiracy and participation in a criminal street gang.