On January 16, 2013, the victim returned home and discovered that her home had been burglarized, and her 2009 Lexus LS460 had been stolen along with other items. The victim immediately reported the theft to the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department. The vehicle information was entered into the California Stolen Vehicle System as well as the national system, NCIC. This routine police action automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle. Neither the owners nor law enforcement had to do anything else to activate the LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery Transponder because LoJack’s interface with law enforcement is both seamless and instantaneous.
Less than 5 minutes later, deputies with the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department picked up the silent signal from the hidden LoJack transponder installed in the victim’s Lexus. Following the directional and signal strength cues on the LoJack Police Tracking Computers, the deputies located the abandoned vehicle parked on a residential street in the Rancho Cordova area.
The vehicle was processed at the scene for latent prints and the owner was called to retrieve her vehicle at the recovery scene.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Lexus LS460 at Lexus of Roseville in December of 2008. The approximate value of the recovered Lexus is $39,000.