Oakland Police Use LoJack to Recover Honda CRV Stolen from Alameda Convenience Store

  • February 4, 2013
  • recovery stories

On January 16, 2013, the owner of 2011 Honda CRV momentarily left his car running and went inside a convenience store in Alameda, California. The owner returned just a few minutes later to discover that his car was stolen. Alameda Police verified the crime and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.  LoJack is the only theft recovery system that is directly operated by law enforcement and this interface is seamless and instantaneous.

Minutes later, officers with the Oakland Police Department and CHP-Oakland picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen SUV with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.  The LoJack PTC provides officers with on-board information which enables them to locate the stolen vehicle quickly and with an increased margin of safety.

Following the directional and signal strength cues from their on-board LoJack computers, the officers located the stolen Honda in a housing complex in Oakland.  The driver of the stolen Honda attempted to flee the police, but was quickly captured after a brief foot chase.  The undamaged Honda was impounded for evidence and was later released to the owner.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this vehicle on February 14, 2011 in San Leandro, California at San Leandro Honda. The vehicle is valued at approximately $27,000.