BART investigating after woman says someone tried to rob her with note

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BART is investigating after a woman says someone attempted to rob her by passing a note saying guns were pointed at her while she rode on a train in San Francisco. (KGO-TV)

BART is investigating after a woman says someone attempted to rob her by passing a note saying guns were pointed at her while she rode on a train in San Francisco.

At 4:51 p.m. the passenger told police that she was on a Dublin-bound train when someone handed her a note that said guns were pointed at her and she should give her wallet and phone to the person behind her without turning around.

Twitter user "baby jules" tweeted a picture of the note Saturday. "someone just tried to rob me "at gunpoint" on bart. They sat behind me and dropped this note into my lap."


The note read, "There are 2 guns pointed at you now. If you want to live hand back your wallet + phone NOW + do not turn around and be descreet (sic) Do not turn around until after you have left Civic Center + you will live."

The woman faked a medical problem to attract attention and reported the incident to police. She told police she did not see who handed her the note, or anyone with a weapon.

BART spokesperson Alicia Trost tweeted a response to the alleged victim saying they are investigating the incident and reviewing surveillance footage. "I called the Watch Commander to make sure they were aware. Someone called it in and we have train # so we can pull the footage to ID suspect."



Later, the victim spoke with an officer in Oakland and gave police more information. The victim was not sure who handed her the note and no one appeared to have a gun.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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