In 2011, the LoJack Corporation helped police recover over 10,000 stolen vehicles across the country. One of the things we see quite often is determined thieves who will stop at nothing to steal a particular vehicle.
In today’s story, an Acura Integra was stolen and recovered twice in less than forty-eight hours. The first theft occurred on September 3, when the vehicle was taken from an apartment complex in the 1700 block of Valley Avenue in Sumner sometime during the previous two days.
The owner reported the theft to the Sumner Police Department, who verified the theft and had the vehicle’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This process automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Acura.
An officer from the Fife Police Department received the silent LoJack homing signal transmitting from the stolen Acura on the Police Tracking Computer installed in his patrol car. The officer followed the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer and located the car in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 5700 block of 23rd Street East in Fife. The car had a flat tire, but was otherwise undamaged, and was impounded to a local tow yard.
Less than two days later, on the morning of September 5, the Acura was once again stolen from the same location in Sumner. Sumner Police again entered the Acura’s information into the crime computers, activating the LoJack transponder for a second time. Fife Police received the LoJack signal, and tracked it to another apartment complex, where it was found abandoned. The owner was contacted and responded to take possession of the vehicle.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this Acura in April of 2006 when the car was purchased at Magic Toyota in Edmonds, Washington. The current owner did not know that the vehicle was equipped with LoJack until the first theft occurred. He does now! Thank you for reading.