LoJack Leads Georgia Police to Chop Shop, Recovery of Two Stolen Tahoes, Multiple Parts — 2 Arrested

  • September 13, 2012
  • recovery stories

On August 15, 2012, the owner of a Chevrolet Tahoe contacted the East Point Police Department to report her vehicle stolen. According to the owner, she had just parked her SUV at a shopping mall and entered a store when she looked out the window and saw her vehicle exiting the parking lot.

The East Point Police verified the theft and entered the Chevrolet’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle. At the time, the owner, who purchased this as a used vehicle, was unaware that the LoJack system had been installed in the Nissan in September of 2010 when it was a new vehicle.

A short while later, deputies from the Rockdale Sheriff’s Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Tahoe on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the deputies tracked the vehicle to a warehouse in Conyers, Georgia.

A detective was called to the scene and obtained a search warrant for the building; inside, the detective located the LoJack-equipped Tahoe, along with a second Tahoe that had been stolen earlier in the month. Two motors, two transmissions and several vehicle parts were also recovered from the scene.

Two suspects were arrested at the scene and transported to the Sheriff’s Department for booking on Operating a Chop Shop and theft by receiving.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe in September of 2010 at Valley Motors in Cockeysville, Maryland.