Nissan Murano Stolen from Philadelphia Repair Shop, Recovered by Police Using LoJack — 2 Arrested

  • September 19, 2012
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On August 1, 2012, the owner of a 2006 Nissan Murano left his vehicle at a repair shop located in the 1600 Block of Hunting Park Avenue in Philadelphia PA. An unknown male entered the vehicle and drove away with the vehicle, using the key that had been left in the ignition. The vehicle owner called 911 to report the vehicle stolen.

After verifying the theft, Philadelphia Police entered the Nissan’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.

A short while later, officers with the Philadelphia Police Department’s 14th District picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Nissan 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 the area of Germantown and Collum Streets. There, the officers observed the vehicle traveling southbound on Germantown Avenue, occupied by a male and a female. Following the Nissan into an area free of pedestrian and vehicle traffic, the officers signaled the driver to pull to the curb. The driver complied, and both suspects were placed under arrest without incident.  The suspects were transported to Philadelphia Police Northwest Detective Division to be processed and formally charged with theft related violations of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code. The undamaged vehicle was returned to the owner.     

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Nissan Murano on March 28, 2006 at Cox Nissan in Bronx, New York.