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Sep 10th 2019, 10:25 AM   #1
 jared p's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
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Car stolen

Last night at 0330 my 1997 Honda Accord was stolen form my driveway in Bellevue. Please keep an eye out for it. Currently has different wheels than the picture, I just donít have a more current picture. Tint is bubbling on back window, lights/blinkers are black background. I am currently in Italy on my honeymoon so if any news pops up please call the police. .


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Sep 10th 2019, 04:15 PM   #2
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  Feb 2016
  Washington

That is such a bummer. Even though a car like that isn't worth a huge amount of money, if it's in good shape and runs well, it has a lot of intrinsic value.

Some creeps tried to steal my '97 Accord when I was at Clackamus Town Center a few years ago. The locksmith said that they had done everything necessary to start the car, but for some reason weren't able to. I must have showed up at the right time, since I saw the creeps run.

I hope that it's recovered!
Sep 11th 2019, 09:19 AM   #3
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Well I’ve had the thing for 17 years, was my first car. Definitely more about sentimental value at this point.
Sep 11th 2019, 02:28 PM   #4
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

  2006 FZ1, 1999 R1
You may get it back. I had my 1997 Subaru stolen and two weeks later the police called me and said they had found it parked on a city street. They had cleaned everything of value out of it, but otherwise it was fine. Needed gas and had a dead battery.

Cars that age have worn keys and locks, so anyone with an old key of that make can jiggle it and gain entry and often start it. There have been stories in the papers about it.

People specialize in stealing this vintage of car to take anything of value and transport themselves until they find another car like it. Often they use it to help support their drug lifestyle.

Part of the new sharing economy.

https://www.oregonlive.com/portland/..._in_portl.html

Edited by Transported on Sep 11th 2019 at 02:31 PM
Sep 11th 2019, 03:22 PM   #5
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Yeah sadly I’ve had my car broken into 4 times but never had the whole thing taken so this is a first.
Sep 12th 2019, 06:16 AM   #6
 
  Apr 2017
  Seattle

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Originally Posted by jared p
Last night at 0330 my 1997 Honda Accord was stolen form my driveway in Bellevue.
Bummer.

From eSurance, 2016 stats: 1997 Honda Accord was most stolen car.
Sep 12th 2019, 10:36 AM   #7
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  Apr 2016
  Olympia

  2014 KTM 690 / BMW R1150 GS
Welcome to Seattle the highest property crime rate per capita in the U.S. You can thank this Regions 200% Democrat control..
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Sep 12th 2019, 04:47 PM   #8
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  Jan 2016
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Whatís 200% in control?
That's called hyperbole.
Sep 12th 2019, 11:54 PM   #9
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Well on the amazing side it was already found dumped in someone’s property in Kent of all places. Now to pay the other scam aka tow yard to get my vehicle back.
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Sep 13th 2019, 08:53 AM   #10
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle

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Originally Posted by jared p
Well on the amazing side it was already found dumped in someoneís property in Kent of all places. Now to pay the other scam aka tow yard to get my vehicle back.
yeah, that the crappy part, at least you got it back ad hopefully not damaged too bad.

some people suck.
Sep 14th 2019, 08:55 AM   #11
 
  Jun 2016
  Portland area

I've had bad experiences with tow yards. Found this advice:

"You might also try to negotiate with the towing company and mention the possibility of complaining to the Attorney General's Office regarding a possible violation of the Consumer Protection Act."

http://www.atg.wa.gov/file-complaint

Sent via SM-G930V

Edited by Hachi on Sep 14th 2019 at 08:59 AM
Sep 22nd 2019, 10:58 AM   #12
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I just got back into the states, time to deal with this is tomorrow, too jet lagged to deal with this. had my subs stolen, JL audio 10" subs in the JL powerwedge box with 1,000w amp screwed onto the back of it, i forget the brand of the amp. they went for a joyride, hit stuff, stole stuff, puked all over it, left it at a crack house in kent. gonna be a fun ordeal
Sep 22nd 2019, 12:21 PM   #13
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  Feb 2016
  Seattle

Man it's too bad they didn't simply burn it down. Hopefully you have good insurance and you can just total it/start fresh.
Sep 22nd 2019, 01:21 PM   #14
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

  2006 FZ1, 1999 R1
We have a higher class of car thief in Portland...
Sep 22nd 2019, 01:51 PM   #15
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  Jan 2016
  NW Oregon

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First time someone tried to jack my wife's '96 Civic, they broke in, broke the steering lock before they realized it was a stick and left it. Imagine having to coordinate both hands and feet in order to drive when you're the sort of creature who has to steal cars to survive.

The second time they actually drove it off, but a cop with a license reader spotted it the next day more or less on Beezus and Ramona's block and we just went there and drove it away. No paperwork involved, just a five minute conversation with the nice lady cop who met us there. No damage at all -- the thief apparently was driving it, and they'd even come up a new face for her old Kenwood stereo, so now we have two. We think it's pretty much going to happen if we leave it on the street overnight without the steering wheel club.
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