DUBLIN, Calif. (KCBS)- Some are calling it a stroke of extremely bad luck.

KCBS has the story of an unfortunate Livermore couple who was victimized by thieves not once, but twice, while parked in the lot at the Dublin Pleasanton BART station.

The afternoon of May 24th was a bad one for Steve and Doreen Wagner.

“My husband got off of work and found that all the wheels were gone,” said Doreen.

Their 2003 Honda sedan was left up on milk crates inside the parking garage. Police were called and took a report.

“We went through the insurance and they took care of it and I’ve been driving him back and forth,” said Doreen, who admitted to avoiding the scene of the crime.

However that grew tiresome, so Steve decided to start driving again about a week ago.

Doreen got another phone call and Steve simply said, “You’re not going to believe this, but they’re gone again.”

BART spokesman Jim Allison was sympathetic to the twice victimized couple, saying that he “felt for them” and their stroke of bad luck, but added that everyone is in a money crunch these days.

There were no surveillance cameras in the area and police have very few leads to go on. Allison says BART wishes it had the money to install cameras everywhere.

The Wagners appreciated the apology they received, but really they want BART to pay for the new wheels.

It’s unclear if that will happen.

There have been four other wheel heists on BART property since April.


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