On November 20, 2012, the owner of a 2008 Lexus LS-460 contacted the Prince Georges County Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen during an armed car-jacking in the 9000 Block of Lynnalan Drive in Fort Washington, Maryland. At the time this vehicle was stolen, it had a value in excess of $29,000.
Prince Georges County Police verified the theft and entered the vehicle’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Lexus.
After a short period of time, officers from the Prince Georges County Police Department picked up the silent Lojack homing signals from the stolen Lexus 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 location and began surveillance. At some point during the surveillance, suspects arrived at the Lexus and transported it to a location in the 3800 block of Regency Parkway in the Suitland area of Prince Georges County, Maryland.
At this point, surveillance units converged on the location and arrested three suspects. In addition to recovering the Lexus LS-460, the officers also recovered the following vehicles:
- A 2010 Infiniti FX-35, also stolen in a carjacking in Prince Georges County
- A 2009 Mercedes Benz S-550, also stolen in an armed carjacking in Prince Georges County
- A 2009 Hyundai Genesis, taken by suspects who jumped in the vehicle at a service station while the owner was filling the vehicle with fuel
In all, the value of the vehicles recovered thanks to the one LoJack-equipped Lexus totaled more than $135,000.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Lexus in January of 2008 at Lexus of Alexandria in Alexandria, Virginia.
- 2008 Lexus
- 2008 Lexus LS-460
- 3 additional stolen vehicles
- 3 arrested
- 3 suspects arrested
- additional stolen vehicles
- armed car jacking
- armed carjacking
- Car Jacking
- conducted surveillance
- Lexus LS-460
- Lexus of Alexandria
- Lexus of Alexandria VA
- multiple recoveries
- November 2012
- Prince Georges County
- Prince Georges County Police Department
- three arrested