Police: Alleged gunman robs woman of her purse on Fremont-bound BART train

Courtesy of BART police

 

HAYWARD (KRON) — BART police are releasing surveillance images of an armed robbery suspect who allegedly threatened a woman aboard a BART train Monday morning.

The victim was on a Fremont-bound train between the Hayward and South Hayward stations around 9:30 a.m. when the suspect approached her, according to BART police.

Police say the suspect showed her what appeared to be a black semi-automatic handgun.

The suspect took the woman’s purse, went to a different train car, and eventually got off the train at South Hayward.

The victim was not hurt in the incident.

Courtesy of BART Police

 

Responding officers searched the area, but could not find the suspect.

Investigators interviewed potential witnesses and sought video from both the train and station.

Information from the investigation is being shared with surrounding agencies.

The suspect is believed to be 20-30-years-old.

He was last seen wearing a black beanie, black sweatshirt, and black sweatpants, police said.

Anyone with information on the suspect should contact BART PD at 510-464-7040.

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