Philadelphia Police Use LoJack to Recover Stolen Chevrolet Malibu, Arrest 2 for Theft

  • October 15, 2012
  • recovery stories
On Friday, September 21, 2012, the owner of a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu contacted the Philadelphia Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from the area of his residence.  Philadelphia Police verified the theft and had the Chevrolet’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.

A short while later, officers from the Philadelphia Police Department’s Major Crimes Auto Squad picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Chevrolet on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their undercover police vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the vehicle to the area of 2000 Cliveden Street, where they observed the parked vehicle. The undercover officers covertly checked the vehicle and determined that it was unoccupied. The undercover officers placed the vehicle under surveillance, and after a brief period of time, observed two men approach the vehicle and attempt to drive off. The officers approached the vehicle and signaled the driver to stop; the men complied, and were placed under arrest without incident. The suspects were then transported to Philadelphia Police Major Crimes Auto Squad Headquarters, and charged with violations of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code relating to theft. The vehicle was returned to the owner.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu on December 17, 2011 at Enterprise Auto Sales of Conshohocken.