LoJack Enables Boston Police and MASP to Quickly Recover Stolen Volkswagen EOS

  • August 29, 2012
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On July 20, 2012, the owner of a 2007 Volkswagen EOS contacted the Boston Police Department’s District 4 Station to report that her vehicle was stolen from outside her residence in the Hyde Park section of Boston sometime after 7:30PM, the previous night. The Boston Police Department verified the theft and entered the Volkswagen’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.

A short while later, officers from the Boston Police Department and Massachusetts State Troopers picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Volkswagen on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the reported stolen vehicle to Park Plaza area of the city, where they located the unoccupied, parked Volkswagen. In their unmarked police vehicle, the officers immediately set up surveillance; after a significant period of time without any visible suspects, they had the vehicle towed from the scene for safekeeping until the owner could be notified.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Volkswagen EOS in May of 2007.