On May 25, 2012, the owner of a 2000 Mercedes Benz E-430 reported the vehicle stolen during a carjacking in the 6800 block of Sewells Point Road in Norfolk, Virginia. After verifying the theft, Norfolk officers had the Mercedes’ information entered into the state and federal crime computers, which activated the LoJack transponder concealed within the vehicle.
A short time later, officers with the Norfolk Police Department received the Mercedes’ silent LoJack homing signal on the LoJack Police Tracking Computers installed in their police vehicles. Following the directional and audible signals on the LoJack Trackers, the officers located the unoccupied vehicle, parked in the 7800 block of Restmere Road in Norfolk. The officers recovered the Mercedes and had it processed for physical evidence in an attempt to identify suspects.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Mercedes E-430 at the new car buyer’s request in January of 2000.