Two suspects in the March 4 assault and robbery at the Redwood City Caltrain Station have been arrested by transit police, Caltrain announced Friday (March 11).
Damar Desean Walker, 19, and Thomas Nicholas Furman, 18, both of Redwood City, were arrested on charges of robbery and assault with great bodily injury. Walker was already in custody on unrelated robbery charges, according to Caltrain.
Both men are scheduled to be arraigned at 1:30 p.m. Friday (March 11) in San Mateo Superior Court in Redwood City.
Walker and Furman are accused of being part of a group of assailants who robbed a 47-year-old San Jose man at the Caltrain station around 7:30 p.m. The victim, whose name has not been released, remains in critical condition at a local hospital, a Caltrain press release stated.
Prior to the arrests, three search warrants were executed in Redwood City and East Palo Alto. Evidence recovered during the searches, along with other leads developed in the case, has provided investigators with important information that will help locate other suspects, according to Caltrain.
"We are confident that everyone responsible will be brought to justice," Caltrain Chief of Protective Services Dave Triolo said.
"This incident is an extremely rare occurrence in the Caltrain system and we want to deliver a clear message: commit a crime and face a swift and effective response from law enforcement."
More than 20 police personnel from the transit police, the Detective Bureau of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office and deputies from the Street Crimes Suppression Unit are participating in the collaborative investigation, which is led by Transit Police Detective Victor Lopez, Triolo said.
Additional details cannot be released because this remains an active investigation, Caltrain officials said.
Anyone with information about the incident should contact Detective Lopez at 650-622-8048.