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:
- Fastrip Food Store, 4901 South Union Ave. (Nov. 12)
- Fastrip Food Store, 6401 S. H St. (Nov. 14)
- El Fogon Restaurant, 701 E. Brundage Lane (Nov. 16)
- Burger King, 1949 Columbus St. (Nov. 18)
- Carl's Jr., 2412 Ming Ave. (Nov. 20)
- 7-Eleven, 525 W. Columbus St. (Nov. 20)
The men were booked into Kern County jail on suspicion of multiple counts of robbery, conspiracy and participation in a criminal street gang.