Chandler Police Use LoJack to Recover Nissan Maxima Stolen in Armed Car Jacking, 3 Arrested

  • October 10, 2012
  • recovery stories

On September 5, 2012, the owner of a 2000 Nissan Maxima was in the parking lot of a home improvement store in the 1100 block of W. Chandler Boulevard when multiple suspects approached him and stole his wallet and vehicle at gunpoint. The victim then contacted the Chandler Police Department to report the crimes.

Chandler Police verified the theft and had the Nissan’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle. Neither the owners nor law enforcement had to do anything else to activate the LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery Network because LoJack’s interface with law enforcement is both seamless and instantaneous.

A short time later, officers with the Chandler Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Nissan with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and signal strength cues on the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the vehicle to the 2100 block of North Evergreen, where they found the stolen Maxima parked on the street. No suspects were found at the scene; however, through good police work, officers were able to later locate three suspects, who they booked on armed robbery, auto theft, and weapons charges. Two of the suspects were on parole for armed robbery and kidnapping charges.

The LoJack Recovery System was installed in the Nissan Maxima in August of 1999 by ABC Nissan.