LoJack Aids Dekalb County Police in Recovering Stolen Mercedes CLS-550, One Suspect Arrested

  • October 1, 2012
  • recovery stories

On September 14, 2012, the owner of a 2008 Mercedes Benz CLS-550 contacted the Dekalb County Police to report that their vehicle was stolen from a shopping area parking lot in Decatur while she was inside the store shopping. Dekalb County 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. Until the time of the theft, the owner was unaware that the vehicle was equipped with a LoJack system.

A short while later, officers from Dekalb County Police 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 another shopping mall, where it was found abandoned.

An undercover unit was called to the location to watch the stolen Mercedes to see if someone would return for it; within thirty minutes a person entered the car. The officers conducted a traffic stop in the parking lot, and arrested the driver for the theft.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Mercedes on May 15, 2008 at RMB of Atlanta.