Miami-Dade Police Arrest Suspect for Theft of Land Rover, Recovered Quickly Thanks to LoJack

  • July 1, 2012
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On Sunday afternoon, May 13, 2012, the owner of a 2012 Land Rover Range Rover SUV contacted the Key West Police Department to report the vehicle stolen. After verifying the theft, Key West officers had the vehicle’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers, which activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Land Rover.

Minutes later, an officer with the Miami-Dade Police Department received the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Land Rover on the LoJack Police Tracking Computer installed in his police vehicle. Following the directional and audible signal on the LoJack computer, the officer, along with backup, located the SUV backed up against a dumpster in an apartment complex in the 14000 block of S.W. 93rd Lane. The officers observed a subject removing things from the stolen vehicle and putting them into the dumpster. The officers stopped the subject and inquired as to what he was doing. After the subject was read his Miranda Rights, the officers arrested the suspect for Grand Theft Auto. The vehicle was recovered, towed to the police impound yard for safekeeping, and removed from the crime computer systems.

The LoJack Stolen Vehicle Police Recovery System was installed in this Land Rover on March 6, 2012 and has been protecting it ever since.