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    Arrest Made in Flash Mob-Style Robbery at Oakland Coliseum BART Station
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    BART passengers at the Coliseum station were targeted by thieves over the weekend. (April 24, 2017)

    Bay Area Rapid Transit officials said a suspect tied to a flash mob-style robbery over the weekend has been arrested. The suspect is a minor and officials are not releasing an identity.

    More warrants for multiple identified suspects are also on the way, BART said Friday.

    The violent robbery was reported Saturday after a mob of 40 to 60 young people streamed onto a train at the Coliseum station in Oakland.

    Suspects jumped the fare gates at the station around 9:30 p.m. and then boarded a Dublin/Pleasanton-bound train and committed at least seven robberies while injuring at least two people, according to BART police.

    Mass Robbery Prompts BART Crackdown on Crime, Fare Evasion

    [BAY ML 6A SURATOS] Mass Robbery Prompts BART Crackdown on Crime, Fare Evasion

    BART officials on Thursday are cracking down on crime. Pete Suratos reports.

    (Published Thursday, April 27, 2017)

    The identification of some of the suspects in the case came from video surveillance footage from inside the train car where the robberies occurred, BART officials noted.

    Bay City News contributed to this report.

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