A bizarre crime spree occurred in Oakland on Saturday.
Police were notified by BART riders that a group of 40 to 60 teenagers had swarmed various BART trains and demanded that passengers give them all of their belongings.
According to witnesses, the teens flooded the station and “commandeered” a train car. Once inside, they demanded that all of the passengers hand over their valuables.
Police said the teens “committed multiple strong-arm robberies of bags and cell phones,” said a police summary prepared after the incident. “At least two victims suffered head/facial injuries requiring medical attention.”
Alicia Trost, a BART spokeswoman, confirmed on Monday that the robberies took place, saying that a reported 6 victims lost purses, a duffel bag, and up to five phones.
The Gateway Pundit reports:
The attack was quick, police reported, and the teenagers were able to retreat from the station and vanish into the surrounding East Oakland neighborhood before BART officers could respond. The train that was hit was held for about 15 minutes as authorities investigated the crime and tended to the injured.
This sounds like a scene out of “A Clockwork Orange.” Hopefully Oakland police officers can round up these hooligans and punish them.