Sandy Police Use LoJack to Recover Audi A4 Stolen from Dealership, 2 Arrested

  • December 19, 2012
  • recovery stories

During the overnight hours of December 3rd, 2012 a local car dealership in the city of Sandy, Utah was burglarized. The suspect(s) stole the several sets of car keys, including one set belonging to a 2009 Audi A4. The following morning, employees discovered the burglary and contacted the Sandy Police Department.

Sandy officers quickly discovered that one car was stolen – the 2009 Audi – and had the vehicle’s information entered into the state and federal crime computer systems. This police action automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Audi that a previous owner of the vehicle had installed.

A short while later, officers with the City of Ogden Police Department and the Utah State “Motor Vehicle Enforcement Division” began picking up the silent LoJack signal coming from the stolen Audi on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their police vehicles.

Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers quickly tracked the vehicle to a convenience store, located near 32nd Street and Harrison Boulevard. There, they located the parked Audi with two adult men inside. Both suspects were quickly taken into custody. The officers recovered more car keys stolen from the Sandy dealership. The investigation remains ongoing.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed on June 18, 2010 by Porsche-Audi of Nashua, New Hampshire.