On New Year’s Day 2013, the owner of a 2007 Nissan Sentra discovered the vehicle stolen from their home in East Las Veagas, Nevada. The owner immediately contacted the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, not knowing at the time that the vehicle was equipped with a LoJack Vehicle Recovery System.
Las Vegas Police verified the theft and had the vehicle information entered into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Nissan.
A short while later, officers with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s “Southeast Area Command” began picking up the silent LoJack signal with his LoJack-equipped patrol car. Following the directional and signal strength cues on the LoJack computer, the officers quickly tracked the car to the 6200 block of East Sahara, where it was located intact and abandoned by the suspect(s).
The Nissan Sentra was released back to the owners.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Nissan Sentra on May 30, 2007 at Cerritos Nissan in California.