LoJack Helps Dekalb County Police Recover Lexus IS-250 Stolen in Decatur, 1 Arrested

  • September 19, 2012
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On August 26, 2012, the owner of a 2006 Lexus IS 250 contacted the Decatur Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from their home in Decatur.  Decatur Police verified the theft and entered the vehicle’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Lexus.

A short while later, officers from the Dekalb County Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Lexus 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 an apartment complex, where the officers spotted the Lexus with two people inside.

The officer called for a backup unit to assist, and when he arrived, the officers stopped the Lexus and arrested the driver for theft. A detective was called to the scene to interview the suspect.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2006 Lexus IS-250 on May 16, 2006 at Hennessy Lexus of Gwinnett.