NYPD Use LoJack to Recover Mercedes Benz ML350 Stolen in Burglary, 5 Suspects Arrested

  • January 17, 2013
  • recovery stories

On December 28, 2012, the owner of a 2010 Mercedes Benz ML 350 contacted the New York Police Department’s 67th Precinct in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, to report the vehicle stolen. According to the owner, she had parked two of her vehicles out in front of her residence; when she returned the following morning, she found both vehicles missing. She quickly discovered that some person(s) had entered her home while she was sleeping, stole her purse (with vehicle keys inside) and other items from the home, and drove away with the cars.

NYPD officers verified the theft and had the vehicle’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine police action automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Mercedes.

A short while later, police officers from the Brooklyn North Task Force picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Mercedes on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicle. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the vehicle to through various streets in the confines of the 79th Precinct in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. They eventually caught up to the occupied moving vehicle. With the help of other units, they were able to box in the vehicle to avoid a chase. The vehicle was occupied with five male youths: all were placed under arrest without incident. Detectives from the 67th Precinct are handling the investigation regarding the burglary.

The vehicle was recovered in excellent condition, without any damage. The owner was notified and was happy to learn that her vehicle was recovered so quickly, especially with no damage.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2010 Mercedes Benz ML 350 on March 9, 2012 at Best Sounds in Brooklyn, New York.