View Full Version : BART takeover robbery: 40 to 60 teens swarm train, rob weekend riders

04-24-2017, 04:24 PM
A recent string of robberies on BART trains took a frightening turn when dozens of juveniles swarmed an Oakland station over the weekend and commandeered a train car, forcing passengers to hand over bags and cell phones and leaving at least two with head injuries, witnesses told the transit agency.
The incident — the first of its kind in recent memory — occurred around 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Coliseum Station.

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According to a police officials, witnesses said 40 to 60 juveniles flooded the station, jumped the fare gates and rushed to the second-story train platform. Some of the robbers apparently held open the doors of a Dublin-bound train car while others streamed inside, confronting and robbing and in some cases beating riders.

The juveniles “committed multiple strong-arm robberies of bags and cell phones,” said a police summary prepared after the incident. “At least two victims suffered head/facial injuries requiring medical attention.”

Teens or juveniles is usually code for black thugs. They don't show ID before committing these crimes.

04-24-2017, 05:16 PM
Should be investigated and charged as a terrorist act.

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04-24-2017, 05:30 PM
I assume Coliseum Station is near where the Oakland Coliseum is.

Another reason for the Raiders to move to Nevada.