Audi Q4 Stolen in Elizabeth, NJ, Recovered Quickly by Police Using LoJack, One Suspect Arrested

  • October 17, 2012
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On September 24, 2012 the owner of a 2008 Audi Q4 contacted the Elizabeth Police Department to report that her vehicle had been stolen from in front of her home in the City of Elizabeth.

Elizabeth Police verified the theft and entered the Audi’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.

A short time later, a patrol officer with the Union County Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Audi on the Police Tracking Computer installed in his patrol vehicle. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the officer tracked the vehicle to Highway 9 in the City of Elizabeth, where the vehicle was observed stopped in traffic at a red light. Officers converged upon the Audi and took one suspect into custody. The vehicle was recovered with a minimal amount of damage to the vehicle’s ignition.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2008 Audi Q4 on August 27, 2011 at DCH Millburn Audi in Maplewood, New Jersey.