Richmond police investigate midday robbery at BART underpass

Richmond police investigate midday robbery at BART underpass
The BART underpass on Macdonald Avenue in downtown Richmond.

Richmond police are seeking two suspects in connection with a strong arm robbery at the Macdonald Avenue BART underpass on Sunday afternoon.

Officers responded to the area at about 12:19 p.m., Richmond police Capt. Al Walle said.

The victim was struck in the head with a bottle, grabbed in a chokehold, thrown to the ground, hit with a rock and robbed of his wallet by two suspects who fled in a blue, newer model Toyota SUV, Walle said.

The suspects were described as a Black man and woman in their mid-20s. The male suspect was about 5-10, 140 pounds and was wearing a black baseball cap, a grey pullover sweatshirt with a NASA logo on the front, black pants with white stripes along the side seams, and dark shoes, Walle said. The female suspect was about 5-3, 125 pounds with long black braided hair, wearing an orange pullover hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans torn in the front and dark shoes.

Anyone with information on the suspects is encouraged to contact RPD at (510) 233-1214.