GIRLS 12&14 ARRESTED IN ROBBERY ON TRAIN

GIRLS 12&14 ARRESTED IN ROBBERY ON TRAIN

A 12 year-old girl and and 14 year-old girl were arrested Thursday on suspicion of robbing another girl of her cellphone on board a BART train in Oakland, authorities said.

The robbery happened at about 5:40 p.m. Thursday as train neared the West Oakland station.

Authorities said the victim,  a 14 year-old Oakland girl, had her cellphone snatched from her while she was riding the train.

The two suspects, both from Hayward, were arrested within minutes, but the phone was not recovered.

Besides robbery, the two suspects were also arrested on suspicion of dissuading a witness after they allegedly threatened a witness of the robbery to not talk to police.

GIRLS 12&14 ARRESTED IN ROBBERY ON TRAIN

Both girls booked at Alameda County Juvenile Hall. Authorities did not say if the two suspects were related or knew the victim.

On Wednesday, a similar cellphone theft also occurred in Berkeley.

A 15 year-old Richmond boy was arrested at the Ashby BART station on suspicion of robbing a 20-year old Oakland woman of her iPhone 6 while she rode a train.

The suspect was later arrested, but was released to his parents. The woman’s phone was not recovered.

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2 Comments

  1. To constitute robbery they would have had to have taken the cell phone by force or the threat of force. Here, it appears they just took the phone. That’s larceny, not robbery.

  2. The way it is worded in the article, “It was snatched”, indicates by force. That means it is a strong armed robbery and falls under the 211 pc statute of robbery. Unknown how accurate this information is.
    Also these type things are routinely overcharged also for leverage of pleas later.
    Also it was an Iphone 6 an older phone too.

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