Man, three teens arrested in robbery on NFTA Metro rail

Posted at 8:32 AM, Aug 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-05 14:56:27-04

An 18-year-old man and three 15-year-old boys are accused of robbery and assault after an incident on an outbound NFTA Metro train.

Investigators report the suspects were arrested in connection to a robbery on a train near the Amherst Street Rail Station on Wednesday around 1 p.m. When the train arrived at the station, officers say the suspects tried to run away.

NFTA Police Department Metro Division officers worked with Investigative Services to apprehend the suspects, including 18-year-old Darshaune Tommer. The names of three juvenile suspects have not been released.

Tommen was taken into custody pending arraignment in Buffalo City Court. The three juvenile suspects were scheduled to appear in Erie County Family Court.

The suspects are also under investigation in connection to another robbery on the NFTA Metro line earlier in the same day, at the Summer-Best Rail Station. No charges have been filed in connection to that incident.