Louisiana State Patrol Uses LoJack to Recover Stolen Nissan, Arrest 2 for Operating Chop Shop

  • November 18, 2012
  • recovery stories

On August 28, 2012, the owner of a 2004 Nissan Armada left her home in New Orleans and evacuated to Houston, Texas, in anticipation of storm Isaac. Before she left, she secured her vehicle in the driveway. Upon her return on September 3, she discovered that the vehicle had been stolen, and immediately contacted the New Orleans Police Department.

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

A short while later, a trooper on patrol from the Louisiana State Police picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Nissan on the Police Tracking Computers installed in his patrol vehicle. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the trooper tracked the Nissan to the service road of the West Bank Expressway in Harvey. Working along with backup, the trooper tracked the signal to a rental storage business.

Upon locating the Nissan, troopers observed two suspects who were in the process of stripping several vehicles in the storage unit. They took the two suspects into custody and charged them with possession of the stolen Armada. As a result of a follow-up investigation, the suspects were also charged with the possession of three additional stolen Chevrolet pickup trucks.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2004 Nissan Armada in May of 2004 at United Nissan UAG in Morrow, Georgia.