This Lexus RX350 was stolen during the night from the owner’s residence located on Eire Street in Oak Harbor. The owner had inadvertently left the garage door open. A thief entered the residence, located a purse with the keys to the Lexus and drove away. When the theft was discovered early the next morning it was reported to the Oak Harbor Police Department. They verified the report and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Lexus.
Just over one hour later, a Washington State Patrol trooper received the silent signal from the stolen Lexus on the LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following directional and audible cues from the PTC the trooper located the Lexus at Sunset and State Route 536 near Mount Vernon. The Lexus was abandoned.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Lexus RX350 in January 2017 when it was sold as a certified used car at Lexus of Bellevue in Washington.