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Mercedes-Benz stolen in armed carjacking at Stanford University

Original post made on Nov 22, 2019

Three men are wanted for stealing a Mercedes-Benz while armed at Stanford University's The Row residential complex on Thursday afternoon, according to the university's Department of Public Safety.

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Posted by Benjamin
a resident of Stanford
on Nov 22, 2019 at 11:04 am

This sounds like a car theft, not a car-jacking.

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Posted by concerned
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Nov 22, 2019 at 11:13 am

If it were a car theft, how would they know the thieves were armed? This is really alarming. I hope the police catch them.

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Posted by It Figures
a resident of Midtown
on Nov 22, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Mercedes have a high black market resale & chop-shopping value. Best to drive a Toyota Highlander & save the ego gratification for others.

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Posted by Better yet
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Nov 22, 2019 at 12:22 pm

Nah, skip the false macho ego Highlander and get yourself a Subaru Outback. Best for around town and snow.

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Posted by TomS
a resident of Atherton
on Nov 22, 2019 at 2:20 pm

@ It Figures; Generally it's the opposite. The cars that are most desirable to steal are cars that have sold in high numbers and have basic security systems. There's a far larger market for used parts for a Toyota sedan than there is for a 1999 Mercedes SUV such as the one stolen in Stanford. A collection of Honda and Toyota models usually account for at least half of the top 10 most stolen vehicles in the US. There's plenty of other reasons to chose a Toyota over a Mercedes, but reducing your chances of it being less attractive to thieves isn't one of them.

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Posted by dtnorth
a resident of Downtown North
on Nov 22, 2019 at 4:41 pm

My mom's basic Honda Accord that was probably at least 10 years old was stolen (and found across town in San Jose) at least 4 times. The police told her that was the most stolen model of car. They apparently would just go on joy rides, it didn't go to a chop shop, but they are easily opened and easily hotwired.

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