Land Rover Stolen in Illinois, Tracked to Garage in Orange County, CA by Officers Using LoJack

  • September 30, 2012
  • recovery stories

On August 8, 2012, a representative of a business that owned a 2012 Land Rover Range Rover contacted the Glenview Police Department to report that the vehicle had been stolen, along with five other vehicles, over the course of a few months through a financial fraud scam.

Glenview Police verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Land Rover.

A short while later, and over 2,000 miles away from where it had been stolen, several law enforcement agencies in Orange County, California, picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Land Rover on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their cruisers. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, deputies with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office tracked the signal to a residential garage in an unincorporated area of Orange County.  The garage door was partially open, and the deputies observed the stolen Land Rover inside.  The owner of the home cooperated and told deputies that they were storing the Land Rover for a friend.  The stolen Land Rover was impounded.    

Further information was received from the owner of the residence and arrests are pending further investigation.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Land Rover by Land Rover Fort Lauderdale in March of 2012.