LoJack Aids Worcester Police in Recovery of Stolen Mercedes CLK, Two Suspects Arrested

  • November 1, 2012
  • recovery stories

Early on the morning hours of September 20, 2012, the owner of a 2000 Mercedes Benz CLK 430 contacted the Worcester Police Department to report that his vehicle was allegedly forcibly stolen from the area of Florence Street in Worcester, by unknown persons.

The Worcester Police Department verified the theft and entered the Mercedes’ information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.

A short while later, officers from the Worcester Police Department and troopers from the MASP in the area of East Columbus Avenue 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 Leete Street in Worcester, where they observed the parked and abandoned stolen Mercedes. The officers set up a brief surveillance on the vehicle, and quickly apprehended two suspects. After a brief investigation, the suspects were arrested on various felony charges.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2000 Mercedes CLK400 on December 15, 2003 at the ASC Mercedes Benz Dealership.