LoJack Helps San Diego Police Recover Stolen Mercedes Benz ML 350, Undamaged

  • September 30, 2012
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On August 25, 2012, the owner of a 2009 Mercedes Benz ML 350 contacted the San Diego Police Department to report that her vehicle was stolen from 7500 Hazard Center in San Diego.

San Diego 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 Mercedes.

Within a few minutes, officers from the San Diego Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Mercedes 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 business park in the 8900 block of Rio San Diego in San Diego. The Mercedes, valued at $44,500, was recovered abandoned and undamaged, and was returned to the very happy owner.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Mercedes Benz ML 350 in April of 2009 at Mercedes Benz of Laguna Niguel in Laguna Niguel, California.