Alarming increase in Marin Transit robberies

January 30, 2009 2:12:46 PM PST
North Bay residents are being warned about an alarming increase in robberies around the Marin City Transit Center.

Marin County Sheriff's Department recorded 26 robberies in the area since last January. Fifteen were strong-arm robberies and 11 involved guns.

Many of the robberies targeted passengers who were either waiting to get on or off a transit bus. Several victims were followed to nearby apartment complexes and robbed of cash and cell phones.

The sheriff's office says any suspicious activity should be reported immediately.