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Stolen Car Recovered in Concord With Some Baseball Memorabilia

Gear marked with name of Hall-of-Famer Willie McCovey had been jacked from Walnut Creek McDonald's Monday.

Police on Wednesday recovered in Concord the Hyundai Sonata stolen two days before from a McDonald's parking lot in Walnut Creek and found some of the baseball memorabilia that was inside the car.

The memorabilia includes bats and balls and an autographed uniform patch, all marked with the name of Willie McCovey, the San Francisco Giants hall of famer.

Around 9 a.m. Wednesday, a citizen called police asking about the stolen Hyundai, learning of the theft through a police news release and/or television news report, said Walnut Creek Police Lt. Bryan Hill. The citizen gave the license plate number and it matched that of the stolen car.

Concord police recovered the car on La Corte Bonita, Concord, near Clayton Road.

Walnut Creek police were processing the car for evidence Wednesday afternoon. Much of the memorabilia was missing, Hill said, but some items were returned.

On Monday, the owner of the car had parked his car at the McDonald's parking lot on North California Boulevard. He went inside for a cup of coffee, emerging to see his car being driven out of the lot. He had inadvertently left the keys in the ignition, police said.

Walnut Creek on Tuesday police posted the security photo of the alleged car thief.

Jonathan Hawthorne July 28, 2011 at 12:32 AM
It's good that they found some of the memorabilia, but it would be great if they found the rest of it!
Kurt Tan July 28, 2011 at 02:34 PM
I just paid $22.87 for an iPad2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $675 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, http://BuzzSave.com

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