Pontiac Bonneville Stolen in Armed Car Jacking, Recovered by Philadelphia Police Using LoJack

  • November 13, 2012
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On Thursday, October 25, 2012, the owner of a 2005 Pontiac Bonneville reported to the Philadelphia Police Department that he was driving in the area of 27th and Cumberland Streets when his vehicle was approached by two men wearing masks. The men produced handguns and demanded that the Pontiac owner exit his vehicle. The vehicle owner complied with the demands of the gunmen and the perpetrators jumped in and drove away in the Pontiac.

Philadelphia Police arrived on site, searched the area for the perpetrators and vehicle, but were unable to locate either.  After interviewing the victim, the officers had the Pontiac’s information entered into the state and federal crime computer systems, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.

Members of the Major Crimes Auto Squad were made aware of the robbery and began to conduct a LoJack electronic sweep of the area of the robbery. Auto Squad Investigators were monitoring Police Radio and received information that uniformed officers assigned to patrol vehicles equipped with LoJack Tracking Computers had intercepted the LoJack signal from the stolen Pontiac, tracked, and located the vehicle. The Pontiac was found, parked and unoccupied, in a rear alley in the area of 300 W. Fisher Avenue. Investigators arrived on location and assisted with the recovery. The Pontiac was towed to Major Crimes Headquarters, where it will be processed for physical evidence.

The investigation into this incident continues. 

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2005 Pontiac Bonneville on January 11, 2005 at Salerno Pontiac GMC.