Auto navigation service helps Spring couple track their stolen car


Houston – A couple from Spring are trying to find out who stole their car at Hobby Airport.

David Cohn went on a business trip last month and parked his car in Hobby’s blue parking lot. He only expected to leave for a week, but the trip was extended by a month. When he returned last Friday and entered the garage, his car was nowhere to be found.

“They had no trace of my car ever there,” he said.

Cohn eventually filed a report with HPD and contacted its Uconnect Vehicle Safety and Navigation Department, which initially disabled its ability to locate the car for safety reasons. But on Monday, Cohn decided to randomly check his Uconnect app and it showed him exactly where his car was.

Cohn found his vehicle in a small strip center in the 3400 block of Liberty Road in Fifth Ward.

“I was stunned,” Cohn said. “I really didn’t expect it to be as good as it still is.”

In good condition with just a scratch and a small dent. Whoever had the car had removed the license tag, toll tag and license plate from the car.

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“Anything that could possibly tie it up, they took it out and replaced it with a temporary dealership tag that was actually registered on this car,” Cohn said.

HPD is investigating, but the Cohens say they were not made aware after driving officers to the stolen car. They have security concerns because their garage door opener was inside the car when it was stolen. The couple also believe it could be part of a larger robbery operation.

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