The owner of a 2017 Lexus NX2 left her vehicle unlocked and running outside a Renton, WA area residence. The owner was shocked to find her vehicle missing after being inside the residence for just a few seconds. She immediately called the Renton Police Department to report the theft. The responding officer verified the theft and entered the stolen vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Lexus.
A Washington State Patrol trooper on routine patrol in the Issaquah, WA area received a LoJack® hit on his on-board Police Tracking Computer (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. A Washington State Patrol Aircraft also received the silent signal from the air. Utilizing the audible and visual signals of the PTC, the troopers were able to navigate to a Motel 6 in Issaquah, WA and found the stolen Lexus in the parking lot. Detectives from the Puget Sound Auto Theft Task Force responded for surveillance and follow up. A suspect was not located. Washington State Patrol processed the recovered vehicle for evidence and turned the vehicle over to a very grateful owner. The Lexus NX2 was recovered undamaged, before it could be stripped, re-tagged or used in a crime.
Lexus of Bellevue installed The LoJack® System in November of 2017.