Thieves strike BART riders Saturday


Several thefts occurred Saturday at BART stations throughout the Bay Area, according to police.

At 8:04 a.m., a victim reported that her iPhone 6 Plus was stolen from her at the Embarcadero station in San Francisco. The suspect, who was described as a man between 25 and 30 years old with dark skin and wearing all black clothing, fled toward Market and Spear streets, police said.

At 10:40 a.m., a police officer at the Hayward station spotted a theft suspect running and pursued him. The suspect threw down a stolen phone, which was recovered, and continued to flee, police said.

The suspect was described as a black male in his teens, 5 feet 5 inches tall with a thin build, wearing a puffy jacket and dark pants. He remains at large, police said.

At 3:32 p.m., a victim at the Coliseum station reported that a suspect stole their wallet and cellphone on a train.

According to police, the suspect was described as a black man with curly hair and he was sweating profusely. He was wearing a black jacket, possibly leather, and a black shirt. He remains at large, police said.

Another victim reported at 6:01 p.m. that $90 was stolen from her purse while she was on the Fremont-bound train between 19th Street and MacArthur Boulevard. She did not see the suspect take the money from her purse, police said.

At the Pittsburg/Bay Point station, a victim reported at 8:25 p.m. that her cellphone was stolen while she was walking through the station’s parking lot.

The suspect, who is at large, was described as a black woman, late teens to early 20s, wearing a dark shirt and a backpack. She was last seen running toward Bailey Road, police said.

Police also reported that two vehicles were stolen at stations on Saturday. A 1999 Ford was reported stolen from the Pleasant Hill station and a 1996 Toyota Camry was reported stolen from the Richmond station police said.


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