Buellton, Calif. – The suspect who robbed a Buellton liquor store was apprehended in Kern County yesterday. On Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at approximately 3:08 p.m., deputies responded to a liquor store the 400-block of Avenue of Flags for a report of a robbery that had just occurred. When deputies arrived, they learned that a suspect who was armed with a firearm, had fled the scene prior to their arrival with an undisclosed amount of cash. The clerk at the liquor store was not physically harmed.
Deputies, along with County Air Support searched the area for the suspect and the vehicle but were unable to locate either. Deputies learned that this suspect was possibly related to a recent homicide and shootings in Lompoc as well as a carjacking in Anaheim. The Sheriff’s Office shared a be-on-the-lookout for the suspect and the vehicle to neighboring jurisdictions and the suspect was located hours later by the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office who pursued the vehicle into Kern County. You can find the press release from the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office here, and information from Kern County Sheriff’s Office here.
Information about the homicide and shootings is available through the Lompoc Police Department. Information about the carjacking is available from the Anaheim Police Department. The release of the suspect’s name will be coordinated by the Kern County Coroner’s Office.