El Cajon Police Use LoJack to Recover Stolen Mercedes Benz, Abandoned & Undamaged

  • January 18, 2013
  • recovery stories

On December 19, 2012, the owner of a 2002 Mercedes Benz ML320 contacted the El Cajon Police Department to report that his was car was stolen from the city of El Cajon.

El Cajon Police verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Mercedes Benz.

Within an hour, officers from La Mesa Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Mercedes Benz, ML320 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 area in the city of El Cajon.   

The owner was very happy when La Mesa Police contacted him to recover the vehicle, which was found abandoned and undamaged.  The vehicle was valued at approximately $11,075.00.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Mercedes Benz ML320 on April 19, 2006 at Miller Infiniti in Van Nuys, California.