On December 10, 2012, the owner of a Subaru Legacy contacted the Seattle Police Department to report the vehicle stolen. According to the victim, the vehicle was stolen sometime during the morning hours of December 10 from the 3700 block of Corliss Avenue North.
Seattle Police verified the theft and entered the Subaru’s identification number into the state and federal crime computers. That process automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.
Just thirty minutes later, a Seattle Police officer received the silent LoJack homing signal transmitting from the stolen Subaru 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 the 500 block of NE 98th Street, and found the abandoned vehicle. The Subaru was released to the owner.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this Subaru Legacy in March of 1997 at Wakefield Subaru in Wakefield, Massachusetts. The current owner was not aware the car was equipped with LoJack.