Good Samaritan Has Acura Carjacked, Recovered Quickly by Sacramento Police Using LoJack

  • August 8, 2012
  • recovery stories

On the afternoon of July 12, 2012, the owner of a 2003 Acura TL was driving on Stockton Boulevard in the South Sacramento area when she was what she believed to be a person in distress with another car. The victim stopped to offer assistance and the suspect jumped into the victim’s Acura and drove away. The victim immediately contacted the Sacramento Police Department to report the theft.

After verifying the theft, Sacramento Police entered the Acura’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed within the Acura TL.

Minutes later, officers with the Sacramento Police Department and the California Highway Patrol both began to receive the silent LoJack homing signal from the Acura on the LoJack Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and signal strength cues on the LoJack computers, the officers quickly tracked and located the Acura, parked and abandoned on a side street in Sacramento.

The officers contacted the victim, who arrived at the location to take possession of the undamaged vehicle.

This is the second time in two years this vehicle has been reported stolen and was tracked and recovered using LoJack. The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Acura in September of 2002 at Keyes Acura.