While the owners were sleeping, suspects broke into one of two cars parked in the driveway and used a garage door opener to enter the residence. They took keys to two cars, the 2007 Lexus ES350 and a 2003 Subaru as well as other property and fled the scene with both cars. When the crimes were discovered it was immediately reported to the Renton Police Department who 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 King County Sheriff’s Office 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, the Lexus was located on NE Sunset Boulevard. The driver attempted to elude the deputy and abandoned the Lexus in the 2800 block of Sunset Boulevard in Renton. The driver was not located. The Lexus was impounded for processing of fingerprint evidence. The investigation is continuing. The current owner purchased it as a used car and was not aware LoJack was installed at the request of the original owner.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Lexus ES350 in July 2006 at Lexus of Bellevue in Washington.