This Mitsubishi Outlander SUV was stolen during the night from the owner’s driveway in the 16700 block of 16th Avenue East in Spanaway.
The theft was reported to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department along with the fact that the Mitsubishi was equipped with LoJack. The Pierce County SO verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Mitsubishi.
Less than twenty-five minutes later, a Tacoma Police Department officer received the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Mitsubishi on the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following directional and audible cues from the PTC, the Mitsubishi was located in the 3500 block of South Mason Street in Tacoma. It was abandoned and apparently undamaged.
The Mitsubishi was released to the owner who made a wise decision to equip his car with LoJack when he purchased it in 2007.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Mitsubishi Outlander in March 2007 by Mountain Mitsubishi in Tacoma, Washington.