San Diego Police Use LoJack to Recover Stolen Mercedes Benz, Abandoned in Residential Neighborhood

  • December 2, 2012
  • recovery stories

On November 2, 2012, the owner of a 2009 Mercedes Benz C300 contacted the San Diego Police Department to report that her vehicle was stolen from her residence on Fenton Street in the city of San Diego.

San Diego Police 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.

Within minutes, officers from the San Diego Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Mercedes Benz 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 a residential neighborhood at the 500 block of Upas Street in San Diego.   

The owner was very happy when San Diego Police contacted her to recover the vehicle, which was found abandoned and undamaged.  The vehicle was valued at approximately $28,575.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Mercedes Benz, C300 on March 18, 2009 at Mercedes Benz of San Diego in San Diego, California.