Police Investigate Armed Robbery, Assault at the N. Concord BART Station

March 20, 2014 15:00 pm · 32 comments

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BART Police are investigating an armed robbery at the N. Concord BART station.

The crime occurred on Wednesday just after 5pm. A male victim reported he was robbed at gunpoint while he was seated in his car in the lower parking lot.

Police say the suspects drove up behind the victim in a dark green, late 90′s model Toyota or Nissan four-door sedan.

The suspect driver walked up to the victim and demanded money and the victim’s cell phone. The victim surrendered some cash, but the suspect grabbed the victim’s wallet and a struggle ensued, police said.

The suspect then brandished a black semi-automatic handgun and took the victim’s wallet and cell phone, according to Police.

A second suspect opened the victim’s passenger door and stole a briefcase containing cash and other personal items.

Both suspects then fled the scene of the robbery in their vehicle.

The armed suspect was described as being a Hispanic male in his late teens or early 20s, 5’6″ tall, with a light complexion and a ponytail.

Responding officers were unable to locate the suspects or their vehicle in the area. Attempts to track the victim’s cell phone proved unsuccessful.

The victim suffered minor injuries to his face.

1 D-stirbed March 20, 2014 at 3:06 PM

Where is Johannes Mehserle when you need him?

2 anon March 20, 2014 at 3:09 PM

Is that the reason for all the sirens by Concord High School??

3 Rose Garden March 20, 2014 at 3:11 PM

Armed robbery……very scary. Even if you’re armed yourself, you can both end up dead.

4 Anon March 20, 2014 at 3:13 PM

Worthless BART cops.

5 Why NOT March 20, 2014 at 3:14 PM

Aw what the heck let’s take a couple hundred acres North of this crime center an build another experiment in low income housing that’ll attract gang bangers and convicted Felons with their ankle monitors.

6 jtkatec March 20, 2014 at 3:16 PM

What the heck would someone be doing sitting in their car at 5:00 pm? Must have been a drug deal……….tic

7 Get a job Instead Of Rob March 20, 2014 at 3:16 PM

Sounds like a combo of some real losers and very bad parenting… also worthless peers/friends/family around them. I Guess if I were only 5’6 tall and had a ponytail I would act out and try to be a thug too no not really but you get what I’m saying these chumps are jokes! Must suck to be these punks they should jump off a bridge instead of rob people.

8 Old Kid March 20, 2014 at 3:29 PM

There were no security cameras or Bart Police anywhere around?

9 sam March 20, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Anytime, anywhere, most assuradly, in any ISOLATED LOCATION, within seconds, you can become a prime target for attack; “it’s a jungle out there”, always think defensively, no matter where you are, what your doing, “keep your head on a swivel”, “danger” is always looking for a new unsuspecing, vulnerable target; of course, all of this is easier said than done, with all of life’s constant distractions, but if you file these defensive notions. into the back of your brain, think about it from time to time, one day, this defensive thinking just might save your life and/or someone else’s.

10 Wibly March 20, 2014 at 3:48 PM

EVERYONE! Stay away from Bart! Bart is there to rob you and take away everything you own. You all are big clucking CHICKENS–so STAY AWAY from Bart!

11 Noj March 20, 2014 at 3:51 PM

Briefcase full of cash….

12 Anonymous March 20, 2014 at 4:08 PM

No need to rob anyone. Join SEIU / BART union, intimidate the Directors, buy off DeSaulnier with half million or so in contributions and hold up everyone!

13 J March 20, 2014 at 4:11 PM

This wouldn’t happen if Sh*t heads were afraid of YOU! I would suggest getting your CCW to everyone who can. No longer will these A**holes be taking your belongings, your loved ones, or yourself. PUT FEAR BACK INTO THE HEARTS OF THE CRIMINALS OF CALIFORNIA! bllllat

14 just a concordian March 20, 2014 at 4:12 PM

Yea the cash in the briefcase is very suspect. The guy sitting in his car is also very suspect. The thugs just happen to zero in on the guy with cash in the briefcase. This guy was involved in something, it went wrong and now he’s calling the cops saying he got robbed.

15 BagsFlyFree March 20, 2014 at 4:12 PM

This BART station is next to a freeway people.. If you don’t think that you are easy pickins sitting there in a car, you are wrong!

BART needs to wake up and install cameras entering and leaving the property (its one way in/out hello)!! Why do we allow these patterns to rinse/repeat without any real structural changes?

BFF Out!

16 @ Rose Garden (3) March 20, 2014 at 4:20 PM

No, I don’t think so. Armed CCW holders are aware of their surroundings and would be looking for someone approaching – usually after parking in a place where they can see someone coming. (or they don’t sit there) The second “thug” usually runs at the first sign of resistance. There is plenty of surveillance footage floating around the web showing the “gang” running like little girls once a shot is fired. youtube it.

Just don’t post some stupid statement like “even if you’re armed you will still get shot” That’s what your’s sounded like and it just isn’t so. and I certainly don’t like the attitude of just giving up. Every situation is unique and I wan;t there so who knows, but if everyone rolls over, our problem gets worse, not better.

17 Rose Garden March 20, 2014 at 4:51 PM

@ Rose Garden (16)

You’re uneducated.

18 Elwood March 20, 2014 at 4:57 PM

Bienvenidos a BART, amigos!

A non-existent police force makes BART a happy hunting ground for thugs.

DISBAND INCOMPETENT BUMBLING BART POLICE NOW!

19 Julio March 20, 2014 at 4:59 PM

BagsFlyFree Right on! Bart has more reasons not to put in cameras…they might have to work for a change. We see them sitting at Starbucks in Antioch a lot. Usually 3 of them and 3 cars. On the job? Right!

20 sick of it March 20, 2014 at 5:00 PM

BART lets total pervs and losers sit in that lower parking lot. It is totally dangerous. You can see all the syringes and condoms when you’re walking to the train because BART never picks up litter either. This is the third assault in a few weeks at this BART Station. BART has plenty of money for those lame posters with small fonts that no one can read on the trains but when it comes to security and more police officer BART never can seem to do anything. BART needs to quit spending all its money and energy on building these extensions and take care of the system and structure already in place that people have paid for for the last 40 years. None of the new stations have been paying property taxes for the last 40 years to BART like East Counties.

21 94519 March 20, 2014 at 5:15 PM

Don’t believe in accidents.
Don’t believe in coincidences .
Something fishy here.

22 Weeks to Baltimore O's March 20, 2014 at 5:28 PM

@sam well put…

23 anonanonagain March 20, 2014 at 5:36 PM

@ Get a Job Instead of Rob…..# 7, “Must suck to be these punks they should jump off a bridge instead of rob people.”
Where do you want it? I’ll build it right now. ;)

24 Vandy March 20, 2014 at 6:16 PM

It would be a cost-effective safety measure to simply add some cameras to the lower lot and the route out of the station.

25 RAPID RATE March 20, 2014 at 7:03 PM

NO amnesty! NO dream act!…..Deportation YES!

26 NotPC March 20, 2014 at 8:24 PM

@ #25 – I totally agree. The more illegals we can dump, the safer and more employed Citizens will be.

“They crossed the border with intent to defraud.”

27 grewah March 20, 2014 at 8:35 PM

Can someone explain why KRON 4 decided to show the Concord BART station when they did a story on this??? The file footage had absolutely nothing to do with this story

28 ChampagneKitty March 20, 2014 at 9:41 PM

to RAPID RATE: In what way is your comment relevant to this thread?

29 @ Rose Garden 17 March 20, 2014 at 11:15 PM

You have a big nose. How about coming up with something substantive?

30 Mary March 21, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Concord is being overrun by drug dealing gangs of Mexicans
Is there anything we can do about it?
Should I buy a gun to protect myself?

31 ChampagneKitty March 21, 2014 at 4:18 PM

Uh, Mary…don’t you think you’re exaggerating just a bit? I won’t deny that there is gang activity in Concord, our police department has a gang task force, but the city is hardly being “overrun by drug dealing gangs of Mexicans”. For a city of its size, Concord is a relatively safe city. Crime statistics here are pretty good compared to other Bay Area cities of similar size. Even Mr. Mayor has said so. Whether or not you buy a gun is your personal choice.

32 someone March 22, 2014 at 11:21 AM

The crime report is inaccurate. I was there during the incident, the guy was a regular commuter who just got off Bart walking to his car and just got into his car at the end of the parking lot when they attacked him. The brief case didn’t have any cash and it only had his personal belonging, laptop, headphone, and other usual personal items. These thugs who attacked him probably where sitting in the parking lot in their car waiting for people to get off Bart to rob them, where is the Bart police? none to be found for about 30 minutes after the incident. No monitoring cameras even as we keep paying higher and higher Bart fees. It looks like hard working middle class people are setup to be robbed by everyone, thugs, Bart, and everyone else.

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