This Audi was taken from the owners’ driveway located in the 5200 block of 17th Avenue South in Seattle. The owner left the Audi running while he went back inside the house to get something. An opportunistic thief got in the Audi and drove away.
The theft was immediately reported to the Seattle Police 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 Audi.
A short time later, agencies south of Seattle picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Audi on the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. An officer from the Algona Police Department tracked the signal and located the Audi abandoned, but still warm, at a large mall parking lot in Auburn.
Video surveillance of the area maintained by the mall security showed two males walking away from the Audi. The investigation continues. The Audi sustained damage to the ignition but no other damage was noted.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Audi A3 in August 2007 at Pacific Audi in Torrance, California.