Philadelphia Police Use LoJack to Recover Nissan Altima Stolen, Found Undamaged

  • February 7, 2013
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On Thursday, January 17, 2013, the owner of a 2002 Nissan Altima contacted the Philadelphia Police to report that their vehicle was stolen from the area of 7600 Thouron Street. The vehicle owner called 911 and Philadelphia Police Radio dispatched an officer to investigate the incident. After verifying the theft, the officers prepared a stolen vehicle report and had the vehicle’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This action automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Nissan.

A short while later, investigators from the Philadelphia Police Major Crimes Auto Squad were in the Northwest section of Philadelphia conducting an unrelated investigation into auto theft incidents. The investigators picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Nissan on the Lojack Police Tracking Computer installed in their undercover vehicle. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the highly trained investigators tracked the signal to the area of 66th Avenue, where they observed the parked vehicle. The investigators cautiously approached the vehicle and confirmed that it was unoccupied; they made contact with the vehicle owner and reunited the owner with their undamaged vehicle.  

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Nissan Altima on December 30, 2002 at Sloane Nissan of Glenside.