BART and Oakland Police team up to arrest carjacking suspects
Thanks to BART’s robust surveillance camera system and BART officers’ diligent follow-up, two carjacking suspects from an incident earlier this month at the MacArthur Station parking lot have been arrested.
On October 10 at 11:51pm, two victims were walking towards their 2004 BMW 330 in the MacArthur parking structure when a male with a handgun approached the victims and demanded that they place their property inside the car. The victims followed instructions and placed two iPhones in the car. A female suspect then appeared, then both suspects jumped in and took off with the vehicle.
BART Police pulled surveillance footage which included very clear video, allowing police to identify the suspects and obtain arrest warrants from the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office. BART Police shared the information with Oakland Police, and on October 23, the suspects committed another carjacking in the City of Oakland whereupon the female was arrested by OPD. The male escaped.
Today, October 26, Oakland Police arrested the male. Both suspects are juveniles; therefore, we cannot release names, photos, or video.
“These arrests could not have been made if it were not for our surveillance system, cooperation from the victims, and the follow through by our officers and detectives,” said BART Police Chief Kenton Rainey. “The video will help bring justice to these carjackers when they have their day in court.”