Vehicle Stolen from BART Station Agent at Concord BART Station

November 17, 2013 15:30 pm · 60 comments

A BART Station agent had her vehicle stolen on Friday between 8am and 10:30am at the Concord BART station.

BART Police say an agent parked, locked, and left her vehicle on the first level of the structure in stall 815 at 8am.

The agent returned at 10:30am and discovered that her vehicle had been stolen.

The vehicle is a 2013 four-door Honda Accord.

Anon November 17, 2013 at 4:33 PM

BART cops are worthless

J. November 17, 2013 at 4:43 PM


silly. November 17, 2013 at 5:03 PM

The station agent is the only one that doesn’t own a BART car? EVERYBODY knows you don’t buy a new Accord (#1 stolen vehicle in the history of the world), park it in the BART lot while the perps watch you go sit in your glass box and scowl at people.

Like fish in a barrel. One guy jacks the car while the other guy monitors the scowl. Welcome to my new 2013 Accord I just lifted.

She may have to trade in some of that 6 weeks of paid leave to buyer herself a 1994 Kia to drive to work from now on.

anon November 17, 2013 at 5:04 PM

It’s OK she can afford a new one. I think Station Agents make over $100,000 a year.

anonymous November 17, 2013 at 5:06 PM

I’m sure the Union will find a way to blame BART management for this!!

Mark November 17, 2013 at 5:09 PM

Blame management.

Cy Nical November 17, 2013 at 5:13 PM

A 2013 Accord? I guess BART workers aren’t underpaid after all.

Karma November 17, 2013 at 5:16 PM

Hope that doesn’t mean she will have to actually use BART to get around since they want to strike again!!!! Lol

nice car November 17, 2013 at 5:22 PM

Think I might go wash my ’95 Accord Wagon, but with all the pain peeling off, it might fall apart.

Must be rough to work for BART.

brianinmtz November 17, 2013 at 5:24 PM

2013 honda, repo????????

Ven Xeter November 17, 2013 at 5:28 PM

Too bad, but difficult to feel any sympathy for those who have recently shown such contempt for the rest of society.

Anonymous November 17, 2013 at 5:37 PM

Friend had car stolen at BART Concord. Female Officer demanded he show her the parking receipt. Didn’t believe that there isn’t one in Concord. Had to threaten to have real cops take report.

While she was trying to get out of doing her joib every other cop was in danger of stopping the car and not knowing it was stolen. Thats one way for cops to get hurt.

Lisa November 17, 2013 at 5:38 PM

Mine was also stolen Friday, a 1997. Still hoping to recover was a great car and my family really needs it.

Jojo Potato November 17, 2013 at 5:47 PM

I don’t want to seem mean, but this really did make me LOL! Schadenfreude I guess. As in payback for the two strikes.

Road King November 17, 2013 at 5:51 PM

BART just sucks!

Col November 17, 2013 at 5:57 PM

No sympathy here. Karma came back around. Hope its found in pieces.

Clinton November 17, 2013 at 6:02 PM

If there was a license plate maybe someone from here can find it.

Triple Canopy November 17, 2013 at 6:06 PM

No sympathy here.

Suck it union member!

PlayOut November 17, 2013 at 6:08 PM

If she’s anything like other BART workers
I’ve seen, it wouldn’t hurt her waistline to
walk to work from now on. Everything
happens for a reason.

bedub November 17, 2013 at 6:09 PM

Starts work day at 8 am. Just 2 1/2 hrs later, takes a break that is long enough she has time to walk to car and drive some place? What’s next, 6 months of stress leave?

Julio November 17, 2013 at 6:11 PM

That is the funniest thing I have heard in years.

Anon November 17, 2013 at 6:13 PM

A 2013 accord? Kind of hard to steal the car without the key fob or a specially cut key made by the dealership. Those keys require the person cutting the key to wnter their social security number into the machine before it cuts. Something dont sound right. I used to work at Winter Honda.

Jerk November 17, 2013 at 6:17 PM

“2013 four-door Honda Accord”.
Ha ha ha – So that’s why they had to strike. What a Joke!!!!

2.5 hours away from car? November 17, 2013 at 6:18 PM

Why was she only away from car for 2 and half hours? I drive to work and the next time I have a chance to go to my car is when I go home after nine hours…

What a Shame..... November 17, 2013 at 6:44 PM

to find your car gone….after putting an exhausting 2 1/2 hour work day…..

12GAUGE November 17, 2013 at 6:48 PM

when are they going to do something about that parking lot? it’s a free for all for criminals. come on! protect your riders BART!

Lost and Happy November 17, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Depending on where she lives she could just take to work….

anon November 17, 2013 at 7:10 PM

BART should have cameras on their parking structures – if they don’t this needs to be immediately rectified. Knowing that cameras record all activity in and out of the structure might help reduced crime.

Club User November 17, 2013 at 7:33 PM

A 2013 Honda? The first thing I thought of was repo.

Older Honda’s and Toyota’s are easier to steal. But not the newer ones. I guess it could’ve been stolen.

When are people going to learn to use a CLUB? Especially Honda and Toyota owners.

@Anon 26 November 17, 2013 at 7:40 PM

Or a tow truck.

Cassandra November 17, 2013 at 7:59 PM

Too many cars are stolen at BART stations. Time to improve security.

T Watley November 17, 2013 at 8:21 PM

Awe! I’m sure Antoinette Bryant can force Bart management to buy her a new car under workers comp. Of course she’ll need a bulletproof enclosed parking space too!! FU SEIU & ATU

Lari November 17, 2013 at 8:44 PM

I’ve had to park in that structure twice in the past two weeks because there was no parking elsewhere (never used the parking garage in the 17 years I’ve been parking at Concord BART). I don’t like parking garages, but I was grateful to have a spot. I’m wondering how the crook got out of the garage though? Not only do you need the ticket to exit, you then use a monthly card or a credit card to get out. Maybe the agent left the ticket in the car (I did), but what about paying to get out?

Anon November 17, 2013 at 9:11 PM

@Isabelle same to you, loser.

Amy November 17, 2013 at 9:14 PM

I locked my keys in my 2011 Honda a few weeks ago and AAA just used a slim jim to pry open a crack in the door and get the door. Couldn”t the thief crack the steering column and start the car the old fashioned way or is this model equipped differently? Should I get more security on my car?

@bedumb 24 November 17, 2013 at 9:29 PM

Who said she was planning on driving anywhere? Maybe she was going to grab her smokes or something.

Everybody who thinks this person’s car getting stolen is funny better remember that karma can be a b**ch.

applejack November 17, 2013 at 11:52 PM

All of you pathetic, hateful losers who blame and spew such hatred toward another human being for losing something they have worked for and earned irregardless of whether you believe they deserve it or not are going to wake up Christmas morning and hopefully find all of your presents stolen out from under you and your families. Do you want to know why? Because all of you have such an evil mindset that there is NO WAY you will ever be blessed by God and from bad karma in this world. It sickens me to read how vengeful our society is. I’m glad I don’t have to wake up and look in mirror and see the person you have to every morning.

Larbac November 17, 2013 at 11:52 PM

How about some undercover BART cops patrol around the BART parking lots on a routine basis…

Mr.T November 18, 2013 at 12:09 AM

Karma is a B !! Two of my friends had their car stolen from Bart. One of them called Bart police and took over an hour to get there! And when he did, he didn’t do anything. In fact, the officer even criticized him about the kind of car he drove. So I have zero sympathy !!

Barbara de lap November 18, 2013 at 12:39 AM

I work at BART. I am a station agent. I work at Concord station. I am NOT the agent who had her car stolen. You do not have the whole story. I don’t have her permission to state the story, therefore I won’t. But I invite any of you who want to see what we do to come on down and see a night at Concord. The stuff that happens to an agent is unbelievable. I have been a resident of Concord for the past 20 years. I live here, I work here, I shop here. I involve myself in the community. Why do most of you want me to be ashamed of my job and it’s benefits? I know how grateful I am for what I have. Mr Mayor, I extend an invitation to you to actually come and SEE what I do.

One more thing, Mr Mayor did you see this BART police posting that ALSO happened that day. The same agent also had to deal with the bloody patron. Might I ask why the agents car being stolen was any more compelling than this police entry?

Attempted Auto Theft – Concord Station

11/16/13, 1654 hours

A patron reported that her car had been broken into and that there was blood inside. The patron parked her white 1997 Ford Escort in stall #407, on the ramp between the first and second levels of the parking structure at 1100 hours. It appeared an unknown suspect forced the driver’s door lock with some sort of tool. The suspect then tried to start the vehicle by forcing a folding knife into the ignition. It appeared that the suspect cut himself and abandoned his efforts to steal the car. The folding knife was recovered as evidence from inside the vehicle. Officers found a trail of blood leading from the car to the agent’s booth. The agent recalled seeing a man with a cut hand enter the system between 1400-1430 hours. The male told the agent that he was bitten by a dog. The male with the cut hand was described as a black male, 17 years old, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt with a beanie cap, dreadlocks and jeans. 1311-2409 L18

Feeling Stressed November 18, 2013 at 12:45 AM

How do you apply for a job at Bart? I’m sure the only way to get hired there is if you know someone though

I think BART Management overlooked the contract clause.... November 18, 2013 at 2:52 AM

which requires they replace any station agent’s stolen car.

Anonymous November 18, 2013 at 7:36 AM

Thank you Applejack. I was having a hard time waking up until I found your rant this morning.

Get a life.

Cowellian November 18, 2013 at 7:37 AM

We used to hang horse thieves.

anon November 18, 2013 at 8:22 AM

i ride BART Concord daily; parking is free unless you want to park in mid-day before 10 so don’t know what these people are talking about paying and not being able to get out of the garage without a ticket unless they park across the street or something.

i feel for what the station agents go through and see it myself. the few bad apples make it bad for the whole bunch. they are entitled to make a living just as you and i are. very little about BART that you see printed in the media is true.

Lari November 18, 2013 at 8:59 AM

@anon 45: I was referring to the only garage that I’ve ever used (as I wrote, I usually park in a lot for free). This garage costs $2 if you get in prior to 9AM and you need a ticket to get out/pass or credit card payment. I’m supposing you’re all referring to another free garage (which, again, because I usually park in free lot, I didn’t really know about). Anyway, I always see BART police writing up tickets for those who park in 10AM spots. Perhaps they should be patrolling for theft more?

@applejack November 18, 2013 at 9:03 AM

Irregardless isn’t a real word.

PH Dad November 18, 2013 at 9:18 AM

Thanks Barbara. Would it not be the prudent action to contact BART PD regarding a person with an obvious bleeding injury entering the system? A young black male entering BART claiming that he was bitten by a dog. My first assumption would be that he was bitten by a dog trying to break into someone’s house… Otherwise he would have sought medical care…
I know that if I got bitten by a dog and was bleeding profusely, that I would making my way to either the closest fire station or hospital…
If BART PD is not concerned about something like that, then they need to get their act together.

Don P - N. Concord November 18, 2013 at 9:41 AM

Ohhh poor Barbara it must be so rough to deal make 100k on a job w/ no education or skill requirements and have to deal with some rude people from inside your glass booth. I’m sure you take full advantage of the sick/overtime pay anytime someones says something you think is not nice, gives you a convenient justification for ripping us off.

ale November 18, 2013 at 10:03 AM

Bart has its own free garage.

Hmmmmmmmm November 18, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Now that it’s happened to one of their own, perhaps they will pay more attention to the cameras in the parking garage and make a real effort to catch the dimwit who took the car.

Lari November 18, 2013 at 10:49 AM

@ale: thanks. I’m such a creature of habit that I never even thought about the parking structure on the other side of the street (where I never go). Have a feeling that free lot must get filled pretty early? I’m getting to the Mesa overfill lot by 7:45 now to ensure I get a spot, but if/when I don’t, two bucks at that nearby lot is not a big deal.

Jim November 18, 2013 at 11:58 AM

@ Barbara…don’t care how much you deal with on a daily basis…so do I….that does not excuse the statin agents behavior…I rise above the problems…so your friend was left without a way to get somewhere… her her…How’s it feel to get left without a way to get where you’re going…think about that next time you guys go on strike…maybe you’ll think twice but as lazy as you guys are…I doubt it

wow November 18, 2013 at 12:41 PM

There seems to be an escalated amount of crime happening at the Concord BART station wonder if the common sense move was made to increase police presence.

SB November 18, 2013 at 3:19 PM

Why all the nastiness? The victim was a human being, he/she did not “deserve” to have a car stolen. Shame on you for being so uncaring. This was definitely a time to keep mean thoughts to yourselves.

Dennis Mattos November 18, 2013 at 3:52 PM

BART RIDERS are Jealous Underachievers, It’s a shame they’re so spiteful.

Led November 18, 2013 at 4:39 PM

I’m not in favor of public sector unions, but seriously, this woman had her car stolen. Since when does anybody who can afford a 2013 car deserve to have it stolen? Last time I checked we, the readers of Claycord, aren’t happy when people from poorer surrounding areas (be it Oakland, Richmond, Pittsburg, or wherever) decide to target our neighborhoods for theft. I drive a 97 Civic. Do I wish I could afford a 2013 Accord? Yeah. That doesn’t mean I resent everybody who can, or that I wish that all wealth greater than mine would be stolen. Keep the politics in the political realm: this is about someone’s property getting stolen, in our city. Seriously.

It's really pathetic November 18, 2013 at 6:36 PM

when a report of a stolen car results in disdain not for the thief, but for the victim. This is why thieves flourish, because nobody holds them accountable.

Anonymous November 18, 2013 at 8:10 PM

Dear Its really pathetic.

Oh come off it. Thieves dont really flourish. Most of them are dopers who are doing life on the installment plan. The fact that a BART employee gets less sympathy then the average citizen has nothing to do with thieves flourishing.They dont.

Climb down and cool off.

smdh November 18, 2013 at 9:38 PM

You people are pathetic. Anyone talking about karma, it’ll be making its way around to you. Decent human beings don’t laugh at someone else’s misfortune. And jealousy is a disease. Get well soon.

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