Audi Q7 Stolen and Quickly Recovered in Washington Hotel Parking Lot by Officers Using LoJack

  • June 29, 2012
  • recovery stories

On the evening of May 14, 2012, the owner of a 2007 Audi MPV contacted the Tukwila Police department to report vehicle stolen. According to the owner, the vehicle was stolen sometime after 6:00PM on May 13 from where it was parked at a residence in the 13100 block of 48th Avenue South. Tukwila officers verified the theft and entered the Audi’s identification number into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Audi.

Less than two hours later, a Mountlake Terrace Police Department officer received the Audi’s silent LoJack signal on the Police Tracking Computer installed in his patrol car.  Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the officer quickly tracked the vehicle to a hotel parking lot located in the 6000 block of 244th Street SW in Mountlake Terrace. The Audi was abandoned and did not appear to be damaged.  It is valued at approximately $30,000.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this Audi in December of 2006 when it was purchased new at Jack Daniels Motors in New Jersey.