Kerfuffle breaks out after BART cell phone theft
A robbery suspect is at large after stealing a victim’s cellphone on a BART train Saturday afternoon in Oakland, police said.
At 4:02 p.m., the male suspect boarded the Daly City-bound train at either the Coliseum station or Fruitvale station and took a seat next to the female victim.
According to police, when the train stopped at the West Oakland station, the suspect snatched the victim’s iPhone and ran from the train.
The victim chased after the suspect and confronted him. When she attempted to take back her phone, a struggle broke out and the suspect allegedly pushed her to the ground, then fled the station on foot, police said.
According to police, the suspect was described as a black man, 18 or 19 years old and he was wearing dark clothing. Police searched the area but were unable to locate him.
The victim was not injured, police said.