LoJack Helps LAPD Recover Stolen Audi A6, Arrest Driver, at Service Station

  • March 27, 2013
  • recovery stories

On February 11, 2013, the owner of a 2007 Audi A6 contacted the LAPD’s Harbor Division to report that his vehicle had been stolen during the night.

LAPD verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Audi.

Minutes later, a field sergeant picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Audi in the area of the 210 Freeway and Sierra Madre Boulevard.  He alerted other LoJack-equipped units as to the “hit” and requested that they respond, as the vehicle appeared to be moving.  Two other units responded, and one of them tracked and located the vehicle at a service station parked at the gas pumps.  They observed a male suspect standing within a foot of the pump, holding keys to the vehicle.  At this point, this suspect was taken into custody without further incident.

The suspect admitted taking the vehicle, but told the officers that he had permission from the owner.  When the owner was contacted, he denied giving permission to anyone to take his vehicle. The suspect was later booked for Grand Theft Auto and the case was referred to detectives for follow up.  The undamaged vehicle, valued at approximately $19,500, was stored for safekeeping.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Audi A6 at Beverly Hills Porsche/Audi on July 31, 2007.