Honda LX Stolen from Decatur Shopping Mall, Recovered by Dekalb County Police Using LoJack, 1 Arrested

  • September 19, 2012
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On August 22, 2012, the owner of a 2008 Honda LX contacted the Dekalb County Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from a mall parking lot in Decatur while she was shopping. Dekalb County Police verified the theft and entered the Honda’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 Dekalb County Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Honda on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the vehicle to a shopping mall, where it was found abandoned.

An undercover unit was called to the location to conduct surveillance on the stolen Honda; thirty minutes later, a suspect exited the mall and climbed into the vehicle. Officers stopped the vehicle in the parking lot and arrested the driver for the theft.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Honda LX on 05/30/08 at Maroone Honda of Miami, FL. The owner was not aware, until the theft, that the vehicle was equipped with a LoJack system.