Audi A-6 Stolen and Recovered, Minutes Later, in Miami by Police Using LoJack

  • May 25, 2012
  • recovery stories

On Thursday morning, March 8, 2012, the owner of a 2010 Audi A6 4-door sedan contacted the North Miami Police Department to report the vehicle stolen. Upon arrival at the scene, the responding officer met with the owner of the Audi, who explained that he had parked his car in front of a pharmacy at the corner of N.E. 123rd Street and Biscayne Boulevard and when he came out of the pharmacy, his vehicle was missing.

The officer prepared a stolen vehicle report and had the vehicle’s information entered into the federal and state crime computers. This routine police procedure automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Audi.

Immediately upon activation, a Miami-Dade Police Department officer received the Audi’s silent LoJack radio signal, and began tracking it by following the directional and signal strength cues on his patrol car’s LoJack Police Tracking Computer. The officer, along with backup, quickly located the abandoned sedan near N.W. 194th Lane and 56th Place. The vehicle was recovered in good condition, released to the owner at the recovery scene, and removed from the police computer systems.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Audi on September 8, 2009, and has been protecting it ever since.