LoJack Helps LASD Deputies Recover Honda Accord Stolen in Car-Jacking, 2 Arrested

  • October 15, 2012
  • recovery stories

On September 17, 2012, the owner of 2001 Honda Accord contacted the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (LASD) to report that their vehicle was stolen during a car-jacking in Lomita.

The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department verified the theft and entered the Honda’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.

A short while later, a deputy from LASD’s Lomita Station picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Honda on the Police Tracking Computer installed in his patrol vehicle. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the deputy tracked the LoJack signal to a business located in the 26000 block of Vermont Avenue. The business was closed, so the deputy conducted surveillance on the location until he was relieved by a day watch unit. Those deputies waited for the business to open, and once the doors were opened, they observed the vehicle parked inside. Their investigation revealed that the vehicle had been stolen during a strong arm car-jacking. The deputies interviewed witnesses at the location and were able to obtain the names of the suspects; they contacted these individuals, who turned themselves in to police. The deputies arrested one male and one female for Car-Jacking.  The Honda, valued at $8,625, was recovered by police.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Honda Accord on July 7, 2004, at Longo Toyota.