LoJack Helps Sachse (TX) Police Recover Corvette Stolen in Garland Burglary, Suspect Arrested

  • February 4, 2013
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On January 11, 2013, the owner of a 2008 Chevrolet Corvette had his house burglarized.  The suspects stole electronic equipment, a purse and the owner’s Corvette that was parked in the garage.  The owner contacted the Garland Police Department to report that the crime.

 The Garland Police verified the burglary and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the 2008 Chevrolet Corvette.

A short while later, officers from the Sachse Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Corvette 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 house, where they determined that the stolen Corvette was inside the garage.  Officers made contact with the homeowner, who refused to give them permission to search his house. A search warrant was executed and the stolen Corvette was found in the garage.  The homeowner was arrested. After being arrested, he gave officers a complete confession, admitting his role in the burglary.  He also named two accomplices.  This is an ongoing investigation. 

This stolen Corvette was recovered with no damage.  The suspects had disconnected the car battery and removed several fuses in hopes of disengaging any tracking device.  This did not prevent the LoJack transponder from continuing to put out a signal.    

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2008 Chevrolet Corvette in May of 2008 at El Dorado Motors.