Newark Police Use LoJack to Recover Mercedes Benz Stolen at Gunpoint, Found Abandoned

  • March 28, 2013
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On February 15, 2013, the owner of a 2008 Mercedes Benz C550 contacted the Newark Police Department to report that his vehicle had been stolen. The customer told police that the vehicle was taken from him by two men with handguns.

The Newark Police Department verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the 2008, Mercedes Benz C550.

A short time later, a police officer from the Irvington Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen 2008 Mercedes Benz C550 on the Police Tracking Computer installed in his patrol vehicle. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the officer tracked the vehicle to a housing project on Central Avenue, where the 2008 Mercedes Benz C550 was recovered abandoned and undamaged.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2008 Mercedes Benz C550 on October 20, 2007 at Prestige Motors in Paramus, New Jersey.