PIC: Vehicle Stolen from Concord BART

September 15, 2013 8:00 am · 42 comments

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A Claycordian had his car stolen at Concord BART this week, and he’s asking you to please keep your eyes out for it.

Here’s the information:

The 1997 Honda Accord with a UCSF Alumni plate, license plate #3XBH962 was stolen at the Concord BART Station’s covered garage on Sep. 11 2013.

If you see it, please call the police.

1 Anonymous September 15, 2013 at 9:03 AM

Wonder if they had the Club attached to the vehicle. Concord was giving out the free clubs awhile back.

2 Anon September 15, 2013 at 9:31 AM

Why would you steal a $1500 car like that?

3 The Grant September 15, 2013 at 9:46 AM

@anon

your price seems a bit generous.

4 Cal September 15, 2013 at 9:48 AM

On its way to a chop shop for parts?

5 @2 September 15, 2013 at 9:49 AM

Because they are easy to steal and there’s a ton of them on the road, so it blends in for the other crimes they’re going to commit.

6 Joe A September 15, 2013 at 10:14 AM

I hope you get your car back, but heart to heart here…it is a 16 year old non-specialty car. Nobody would or should give you more than a grand for it. It would cost more time and money to even get it back to you once it is found than what it is worth. The only good that could come out of this is if the criminal was found with it. But the value is in catching the criminal, not the car. Anyway, check your insurance. Oftentimes, theft is part of your comprehensive. Although your deductible might be so high (500 or 1000) that it is at the value of or more than the value of your car. I know it s-cks. Good Luck.

7 RoughTimes September 15, 2013 at 10:14 AM

If you drive an older model Honda, please do what you can to protect it. They are always being stolen. At work we had a guy that had his 1995 Honda accord stolen three times.

8 Living in Claycord September 15, 2013 at 10:22 AM

Not surprised. Honda Accords and Civics are the cars that are stolen most often. There are tons of them on the road and as they get older they need parts. Why buy when you can steal? Just wait until 3D printing becomes more prevalent, and it will be possible to produce those needed parts a lot cheaper than you can get them on the black market.

9 Magic 8 ball September 15, 2013 at 10:37 AM

@ Anon September 15, 2013 at 9:31 AM

Because older Hondas are notoriously easy to steal using shaved keys. People steal them, get to their destination and dump them. Repeat as necessary.

10 Incognito September 15, 2013 at 11:12 AM

Does it really matter whether the car is worth little to nothing? For all we know there may have been some sentimental value. The point is, it was someone’s property and someone had the audacity to steal it. Pretty pathetic.

11 Connie Dobbs September 15, 2013 at 11:24 AM

I have a 1991 Camry with 139k miles. It’s irreplaceable.

12 Miss Ranchogirl September 15, 2013 at 11:32 AM

someone needed a ride.
I understand it is very common of cars being stolen at BART stations and then “dumped” at the thief’s destination, another BART station.
Aren’t BART parking lots monitored?

13 Horse'n Around September 15, 2013 at 11:35 AM

Wow! Why are you people so callous? I hope you would never say things like this to people in person. Maybe it’s there only means of transportation. Who cares if it’s maybe not as nice as what you drive? All they want is there car back.

14 RAS September 15, 2013 at 11:36 AM

I have a steering wheel lock on my vehicle-and I keep it in my garage.

15 stolen often September 15, 2013 at 11:37 AM

Wish someone would steal my POS ’95 Accord wagon…

16 Trucker Bug September 15, 2013 at 11:38 AM

The club is worthless. Just saw through the steering wheel in 20 secs and slide the club out.

These cars are too easy to steal. My buddies was stolen years ago and I saw first hand how easy it was once he got it back.

The value is meaningless. All you posters talking about how it’s only worth $1500. I don’t see you guys offering 1500 to help the person replace the car.

17 @stolen often September 15, 2013 at 11:45 AM

address please…..

18 wc wizard September 15, 2013 at 11:56 AM

You people are superficial and downright mean making fun of a perfectly good running car..
Not everyone spends big money just for a car. I can’t believe how many bullies are on thi blog and most likely in heavy debt. Grow up and mind your own damn business.

19 lil Bodie September 15, 2013 at 12:01 PM

I think it’s funny how most people think their car makes a big impression on people and they feel really cool driving big trucks and SUV’s etc.
I laugh daily at these people who can’t even make a U turn safely and waste money on GAS.
Idiots are born every minute

20 Lorelei September 15, 2013 at 12:10 PM

Where were all the overpaid BART “security” personnel?

21 Julie September 15, 2013 at 12:35 PM

I drive a Honda Accord, and use a CLUB everywhere I go, including church this morning.

If people would use a club, especially those of us who drive vehicles that are frequently stolen, this wsouldn’t happen.

Concord gives away FREE CLUBS to those who qualify, and people still won’t use them.

Sorry, no empathy from me.

22 debrah September 15, 2013 at 12:56 PM

My brother’s car was stolen from bart one day. He was given a lecture on how not to have his car stolen by the police. I use that advice, my car was never stolen.

23 Enfield303 September 15, 2013 at 3:21 PM

@debrah

I didn’t know the police stole cars.

24 Killjoy September 15, 2013 at 3:35 PM

Are the Concord Police still dispensing “The Club” to people with select vehicles in Concord? Yes, I understand it’s living or working. I qualify.

25 Grr September 15, 2013 at 3:44 PM

Someone stole two tires from that garage. They left it on those plastic grates :(

26 Grr September 15, 2013 at 3:45 PM

Someone stole two tires from my car from that garage. They left it on those plastic grates :(

27 KAD September 15, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Killjoy – Yes, the city is still giving away “the Club”. Go to the City Web site.
http://www.ci.concord.ca.us/ . It says that they are still available.

28 Concord74 September 15, 2013 at 8:21 PM

To that poster that belittled the value of the stolen vehicle – maybe if you had something trashed or stolen that everybody on this blog belittled but meant more to you, how would you feel??

“Negative vibes generate negative energy!” – think about it!

29 anon September 15, 2013 at 8:26 PM

Anybody who drives an older model honda or toyota please have an engine kill switch installed. Have the switch installed somewhere hidden where thieves cannot find it. All you have to do is flip the switch when you park your car and no matter how much the thieves try they wont be able to turn it on. When your ready to go flip the switch the other way and it starts no problem. Its a better and cheaper alternative to getting an alarm and much more reliable then a steering wheel club.

30 Miguel September 15, 2013 at 10:12 PM

@ anon-#29

A club is a “visible deterrent”, where a kill switch isn’t. A club is also cheaper.

A thief can disconnect a kill switch, where a club is pretty hard to saw off. That’s why cops recommend them, and give them free to qualified vehicles in Concord.

A club will deter any amateur thief, and most thieves are amateurs. A pro will steal your vehicle regardless.

31 debrah September 15, 2013 at 10:23 PM

@Enfield303
No, policemen don’t steal cars-they just lecture you when they are stolen. My family was devastated at the loss of the car because we all tend to ban together on these matters-but we’ve recovered and everyone is great and in high spirits. None of us have had our car stolen-my husband still makes me keep it in our garage even with the locks.

32 led September 15, 2013 at 11:53 PM

I don’t know where these commenters find their used cars, but a ’97 Accord, if it’s in good shape with low miles, still goes for quite a bit more than 1K.

33 Molliegirl September 16, 2013 at 6:32 AM

I will say this again, if you drive a 1990’s Honda get a club on it! I just did jury duty and the guy stole cars( 5 Honda’s) they are super simple to steal!

34 concord September 16, 2013 at 8:40 AM

all those BART Police cars at Concord BART and they can’t even prevent a car theft. I’m so sick of BART. The HIDDEN commute cost of BART is getting your car broken into and vandalized CONSTANTLY! Concord as better than North Concord and Pittsburg where they also steal cars. BART Police SO needs to step it up as well as BART MANAGEMENT or rather NON-MANAGEMENT. BART Passengers should be able to rely on coming home to their vehicle after the usual daily HORRIBLE commute on BART.

I hope they find this person’s vehicle but BART Police never tries too hard.

35 InstallLoJack September 16, 2013 at 8:41 AM

Always get Lo Jack installed on your car. Wouldn’t it be great to catch the nincompoops who steal cars? LoJack will make the likelihood of catching the slimebags who are doing this possible.

36 concord September 16, 2013 at 8:42 AM

I also agree with the posters above. This is a good running car, whether it is new or old is pointless.

37 Anon777 September 16, 2013 at 10:20 AM

Honda’s are great cars, they run forever, are great on gas, and you probably don’t want to park a newer car at a BART station anyways.

38 Keith September 16, 2013 at 11:49 AM

I’ve also been driving a Honda for years. I’ve been using a club since the early 90’s.

After you’ve been using one for awhile, you get used to it.

Never been victimized. I’m driving a newer Honda, but I’ve driven older ones. I’m well aware they want Honda’s. Or any car.

39 NRA #1 fan and member September 16, 2013 at 2:02 PM

This story is BOGUS……a UCSF alumni WOULDN’t be driving a 1997 Honda Accord. The cars 16 years old, I wouldn’t be caught dead driving a car that’s 16 years old.

40 Anon September 17, 2013 at 7:37 AM

I agree with WCWizard and Concord 74!

I rarely read Claycord anymore for this exact reason. Idiots posting comments that are pointless and inconsiderate. Until you have been a victim, you have no idea what it’s like so stupid comments are unnecessary. Hope the owner gets the car back since that was the intent of subjecting himself/herself to stupid comments by reaching out to this site for help.

To the inconsiderate idiots who clearly have too much time on your hands…it’s called KARMA…may it catch up to you sooner than later.

41 Mr T September 17, 2013 at 9:58 AM

My friends 97 Honda Civic was stolen from N. Concord Bart last Tuesday. It was found on Friday dumped on Howe Rd. in Martinez. The is the 5TH TIME his car was stolen. No club, no alarm, no nothing will deter these people from stealing these cars!!

42 Mr T September 17, 2013 at 10:01 AM

Oh…and to respond to club owners…it’s not the club they try to saw off, it’s the steering wheel !!

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