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Trout's Bar, one of Bakersfield's country music landmarks, was robbed Thursday morning. 3 men robbed the North Chester Avenue establishment armed with a knife.

(bakersfield.com) During the robbery, one of the customers at the bar tried to intervene and was hit with a bar stool by the other two suspects, said Vern Hoover, manager of the bar and president of the company that owns Trout's.

Trout's, on North Chester Avenue, was opened in 1945 by Ralph Trout, Hoover said. The bar has been a mainstay of the honky-tonk music scene and is "one of the great country dancing bars in Bakersfield," said Mary Duckett, the manager of the nearby Longbranch bar.

One of the reasons I love Bakersfield is because the robbery took place at 6:30 a.m. and there were already customers inside.