LoJack Leads New Orleans Police to Recovery of Stolen Jaguar, Arrest of 3 Suspects After Chase

  • November 18, 2012
  • recovery stories

The owner of a 2012 Jaguar X-type convertible contacted the New Orleans Police Department to report his vehicle stolen from a downtown restaurant. According to the owner, he valet parked his Jaguar at the restaurant, and upon finishing his meal, discovered the vehicle stolen from the valet station.

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

A short while later, an officer from the New Orleans Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Jaguar on the Police Tracking Computers installed in his patrol vehicle. Following the directional and signal strength cues on the LoJack computer, the officer tracked the moving vehicle to a service road off of I-10 in New Orleans East. When backup arrived, the officer conducted a felony stop on the vehicle as it entered a parking lot. Two suspects fled from the Jaguar on foot, but were caught after a brief chase; a third suspect was apprehended inside the car.

All three suspects were arrested and chared with theft, possession of the stolen vehicle, and resisting arrest. The Jaguar, valued at $80,000, was recovered in excellent condition and released to the owner.  

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2012 Jaguar in September of 2011 at Hennessy Jaguar of Atlanta, Georgia.