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BART Police Release New Information In Lafayette Station Incident

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BART Police Department detectives have been actively investigating the assault that took place at the Lafayette BART Station Sunday morning and have discovered the following details.

Train car video shows two adults boarding the train car at the Rockridge Station and walking through the train.  The two subjects then stop at a seat where an unidentified third subject was apparently sleeping.  The two subjects then opened the sleeping man’s backpack and removed multiple items.  The man awoke and the two subjects walked away.  Once the train arrived at the Lafayette Station, all three exited the train and a fight took place on the station platform.

The third party is a white man who is believed to be 20 to 25 years old, stands 5’6” to 5’8”, has a thin build, short sandy brown hair, and was last seen wearing a green hooded jacket, tan colored cargo pants, and white tennis shoes with green or blue shoe laces.  BART police detectives are seeking information from or about this man and are releasing several images from surveillance video.

The other two parties have already been identified by investigators.  The initial report that there may have been a third victim was unfounded.

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


  1. Well, if the stabber is the theft victim, then the thieves encountered the hazards of their profession. Getting shot or stabbed seems like a potential hazard if you’re a thief.

  2. Victim stabs thief. Ok, but to Teresa’s point, who is cleaning the seats?My chances of getting stabbed are pretty small.

  3. Bart police do not actively patrol train cars or stations. They only respond when called. It’s a free pass for criminals, panhandlers and the homeless. I have to believe guys looking to rip off sleeping passengers might think twice if they feared a police presence(in uniform or undercover). Bart is such a poorly run agency this shouldn’t surprise me, but it does. I hope they soon recognize the massive flaw in this policy before someone gets seriously hurt.

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