Police make 2nd arrest in BART mob attack


(KRON) — A second suspect has been arrested in the BART mob attack

Another juvenile suspect who had a warrant for his arrest in connection with a brazen mob robbery on a BART train in Oakland last month was arrested on Friday following a separate robbery in Oakland, BART officials said.

The suspect, whose name is not being released, was taken into custody after a plainclothes Oakland police officer witnessed a robbery around 4:50 p.m. Friday in the area of the 6200 block of Camden Street.

Other uniformed officers were directed to the suspect vehicle and a pursuit ensued after the driver didn’t yield to a traffic stop, BART officials said.

The pursuit ended when the suspect vehicle collided with another vehicle in the area of Interstate Highway 880 and Hegenberger Road. Three boys fled but were eventually taken into custody, BART officials said.

BART police have sought arrest warrants for a number of juveniles in connection with the April 22 robbery of several BART passengers by a mob of 40 to 60 young people who streamed onto a train at the Coliseum station.

The suspects jumped the fare gates at the station and committed at least seven robberies while injuring two people.

The suspect arrested Friday was identified using surveillance video, BART officials said. He remains in custody at Alameda County Juvenile Hall on suspicion of crimes related to both incidents.

“The fact this juvenile was out committing a robbery in another jurisdiction with other minors just days following the BART incident is testament of the need for agencies to work together collaboratively to solve regional issues and share resources and intelligence data,” Acting police Chief Jeff Jennings said in a statement.

BART officials announced earlier Friday afternoon that a separate arrest had occurred in connection with the Coliseum robbery case.

Police are still working to identify all of the suspects in the case and have used video surveillance footage from inside the train car.

The agency committed to install cameras on all train cars after an investigation of a fatal shooting on BART last year revealed that some cameras on trains were decoys.



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