LoJack Helps Philadelphia Police Recover Stolen Nissan Altima

  • September 13, 2012
  • recovery stories

On Thursday, August 16, 2012, the owner of a 2011 Nissan Altima discovered that the vehicle had been stolen from the area of the owner’s residence in the 2900 block of Lardner Street in Northeast Philadelphia. The owner called 911 to report the theft. Philadelphia Police verified the theft and had the Nissan’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.

A short while later, members of the Philadelphia Police Major Crimes Auto Squad were in the area and picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Nissan on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their undercover police vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the vehicle to Castor Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia. An undercover plainclothes detective cautiously approached the vehicle and determined that it was unoccupied. The Auto Squad Members placed the vehicle under surveillance for a period of time, but were not able to locate any suspects. The detective called a tow truck to transport the Nissan to the Philadelphia Major Crimes Auto Squad Headquarters for physical evidence processing. This incident remains under investigation.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2011 Nissan Altima in August of 2011 at Cherry Hill Nissan.