If you have ever had your car, truck, van or motorcycle stolen, you would probably say that once in a lifetime is more than you would ever want to experience this situation. Unfortunately, the Seattle, WA resident in this next case had it happen twice in five months. The fortunate aspect of this story is that there was a LoJack® system installed in the Subaru Legacy, so law enforcement had some help in getting the vehicle back in the hands of its rightful owner. In the most recent case, it took police only 33 minutes to track the Legacy down after activation.
The Subaru was stolen sometime in the afternoon on May 12th, 2013. The owner reported the theft to the Seattle Police Department who verified the incident and entered the VIN (vehicle identification number) into their state and federal crime computers. That process automatically activated the LoJack unit concealed in the Legacy, which was installed at Wakefield Subaru in Wakefield, MA.
A short while later, a Seattle PD officer received the homing signal from the stolen car on the LoJack tracking computer installed in his patrol car. He quickly tracked the signal to NE 51st Street where the Legacy was found abandoned. It was soon returned to its very grateful owner.
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