The owner of this Lexus was away from her residence near Tacoma for an extended period of time due to medical problems. During that time her house was burglarized and thieves took most of her possessions including the Lexus. In addition to stealing the Lexus SUV, they forged a lost title application and transfer of ownership documents. The Lexus was now in the name of the thieves.
When the theft was discovered it was reported to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department who verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Lexus.
Less than two hours later, a Clark County Sheriff’s Department deputy picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Lexus on the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following directional and audible cues from the PTC, the Lexus was located and stopped. The driver had recently purchased the car off an internet sales site and was not involved in the theft. The investigation continues by both agencies involved in the theft report and recovery.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Lexus GX470 in May 2007 at I-5 Motors in Fife, Washington.