Two youths arrested in Ashby BART attack
Two youths were arrested after a man told officers four young people attacked him at Ashby BART Saturday night, police said.
A similar attack by four youths against one person took place at the Ashby station Friday, and BART passengers were beaten, threatened or robbed by mobs of young people in three separate incidents in March and April of last year.
Saturday’s attack happened around 10:48 p.m. in the parking lot of Ashby BART, police said. A man told officers that he was attacked by four young people, according to police.
Officers detained four youths a short distance from the station, and the victim identified two of them, police said.
The two youths were arrested and booked at Juvenile Hall and the victim was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries, according to police.
On Friday, a BART rider reported that four teenagers punched him at the Ashby station and took his phone around 11 p.m., according to police.
The phone was found abandoned near the station.
Officers searched for the teenagers but couldn’t find them, police said.
Last April, a mob of 40 to 60 young people robbed and attacked people at the Coliseum station, BART officials have said.
In September, six BART passengers who were beaten, threatened or robbed by mobs of young people in three separate incidents including the March attack filed a lawsuit against the transit agency, accusing it of failing to protect its passengers.