This Audi Q7 SUV was stolen during the night from the driveway of the residence located in the 100 block of 11th Avenue in Kirkland. The owner believes the garage door was left open and thieves located a key to the Audi. They also took two mountain bikes and other items from the garage.
When the theft was discovered the following morning, it was reported to the Kirkland Police Department who verified the information 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, a Bothell Police Department officer, equipped with a LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC), received the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Audi. He quickly tracked the Audi to the 21600 block of 16th Drive SE in Bothell. It was abandoned in an apartment complex parking lot and did not appear to be damaged.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Audi in October 2008 at Audi Mission Viejo in California.