Honda Convertible Discovered Stolen from Seattle Residence, Located Abandoned, Minutes Later

  • May 14, 2012
  • recovery stories

A Honda S2000 was stolen from its owner’s residence in the 8400 block of 6th Avenue SW in Seattle sometime between the late evening of April 6, 2012 and the early morning of April 7. When the owner discovered the vehicle stolen, he reported it to the Seattle Police Department.

Seattle Police completed a stolen vehicle report and had the Honda’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine police action automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle. Neither the owner nor law enforcement agents had to do anything else to activate the LoJack Vehicle Recovery Network, because LoJack’s interface with the police is both seamless and instantaneous.

Approximately fifteen minutes later, officers with the Renton Police Department received the silent LoJack homing signal transmitting from the stolen Honda on their patrol car’s LoJack Police Tracking Computer. Following the audio and visual cues on the LoJack Tracker display, the officers quickly located the vehicle in the 1000 block of Kirkland Avenue NE in Renton. The Honda was abandoned on the street; neighbors stated that it had been there for several hours, but no one witnessed who dropped the vehicle off.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Honda convertible in August of 2006, when it was purchased as a used vehicle.