Multiple Florida Agencies Use LoJack to Recover Stolen Audi A6, Arrest Driver for Theft/Drugs

  • September 21, 2012
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On Saturday morning, August 11, 2012, the owner of a 2007 Audi A6 sedan discovered the vehicle missing from a drug store parking lot in West Palm Beach, Florida. The owner quickly reported the theft to the West Palm Beach Police Department. After verifying the theft, the West Palm Beach officers had the Audi’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.

Later that day, several officers – including a Palm Beach County deputy, a Fort Lauderdale Police Department officer and an Aventura Police Department officer – picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Audi on the LoJack Police Tracking Computer installed in their patrol cars. Following the directional and audible cues on their PTC’s screens, an officer with the Miami-Dade Police Department tracked the vehicle at N.W. 27th Avenue and 93rd Terrace. There, the officer and her backup, conducted a “felony stop” on the vehicle, taking the occupants into custody without incident. After further investigation, the passenger of the vehicle was released. The driver was arrested for Grand Theft Auto and possession of drugs.

The undamaged vehicle was recovered with the keys in the ignition, towed to the police impound yard for safekeeping, and removed from the state and federal crime computer systems.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Audi A6 on December 26, 2006 at Braman Audi in West Palm Beach, Florida, and has been protecting it ever since.