Outside Assist/Robbery

Sept. 3, 2016, 11:46 p.m.

El Cerrito del Norte
Case: 1609-0136

While a sergeant and an officer handled a medical call in the south bus zone area of the station, they were contacted by a security officer who reported that two black male suspects had committed a robbery moments earlier at the nearby Safeway store, and were last seen fleeing on-foot towards the station. Shortly after receiving the report, assisting officers located and attempted to detain the suspects near the BART police substation, but both suspects ran away. A brief foot pursuit(s) ensued as the sergeant and officers managed to corner and, via physical force, detain the suspects. El Cerrito Police officers soon arrived on scene, along with the victim, and the suspects were positively identified as having committed the robbery. At this point, El Cerrito Police officers took custody of the suspects, and lieutenant responded to perform the use of force investigation. Three of the BART officers reported minor injuries, but did not require further medical attention. One of the suspects sustained a minor hand injury, which was discovered while in the custody of El Cerrito Police officers. The entire investigation was subsequently handled by El Cerrito Police.

Prohibition order
Warrant related
Robbery Outside Assist