Police are searching for two suspects who allegedly attacked a man at the Ashby BART Station and may be connected to another robbery nearby.
Two men approached the victim from behind in the BART station parking lot around 9:30 p.m. Thursday, knocked him to ground, punched and kicked him and took his backpack, wallet and watch, Berkeley police said.
The victim was transported to the hospital with injuries including facial swelling, an abrasion on his head and pain in his fingers, according to police.
Police suspect that the pair is responsible for a similar robbery that occurred in the same timeframe at nearby Bancroft Way and Grant Street. That victim was treated for cuts and bruises, but there's no word yet on what was stolen.
The first suspect is described as a man in his 20s, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall and wearing black clothing.
The second suspect is also described as a man in his 20s, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall and wearing black clothing. He has shoulder length dreadlocks.
Thursday's robbery follows a string of attacks on BART riders across the Bay Area.