OAKLAND -- Two teen robbery suspects were arrested early Friday after they mugged two BART patrons at gunpoint just before midnight, police said.

About 11:37 p.m., the pair approached two BART passengers getting off a train at the Coliseum station, pulled out a gun and demanded money, BART Criminal Investigations Sergeant Thomas Smith said. The suspects then fled with the victims' cash and cellphones.

BART police and canine units spotted the suspects in a dump truck inside of a fenced-in business yard on 71st Avenue, Smith said. The boys jumped out of the truck, took off into the yard and hid from police.

A police dog found the first suspect about 2:10 a.m., Smith said. The second suspect, also hiding in the yard, surrendered to police within an hour.

According to Smith, the suspects' gun was found in the back of the dump truck, along with one of the victim's cellphones and other stolen property. The second cellphone was not recovered.

The suspects were taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries, one of them a bite wound from the police dog, Smith said. The boys, who are not being named because they are minors, were released from the hospital and taken to the Oakland police station to be interviewed.

Contact Erin Ivie at 925-847-2122. Follow her at Twitter.com/erin_ivie.



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