Audi A4 Stolen from Owner’s Salt Lake City Home, Recovered Intact by Police Using LoJack

  • November 12, 2012
  • recovery stories

On September 18, 2012 the owners of a 2004 Audi A4 Quattro contacted the Salt Lake City Police Department to report that their car was stolen from their home near 1800 E. Kensington, in Salt Lake City. The owners reported that their other car had been broken into during the overnight hours, and the suspect(s) found the keys to the Audi. After ransacking the owner’s other car, the suspect(s) then fled in the Audi.

Salt Lake 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. At the time of the theft, the owners had no idea that a previous owner had installed a LoJack Vehicle Recovery System in the vehicle.  

Within minutes, officers with the Salt Lake City Department began picking up the Audi’s silent LoJack signal on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles.

Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the Salt Lake City Police Officers tracked the vehicle to the area of 1300 N. Colorado, where they located the vehicle, reportedly intact. The Audi was recovered 58 minutes after its LoJack System was activated by the Salt Lake City Police, over 11 miles away from where it had been taken.

 The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed on June 11, 2004 by Desert Volkswagen of Las Vegas, Nevada.