Irving (TX) Police Use LoJack to Recover Stolen Mercedes Convertible in Underground Garage

  • March 30, 2013
  • recovery stories

On February 17, 2013, the owner of a 2005 Mercedes LK3 convertible contacted the Irving Police Department to report that her vehicle was stolen from an apartment complex in Irving, Texas.

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

A short while later, officers from the Irving Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Mercedes on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the vehicle to an apartment complex, where they determined that it was inside an underground parking garage.   Officers found the vehicle parked on the first level.

The stolen Mercedes was recovered with no damage.  This is an ongoing investigation, but the owner’s ex-husband is the primary suspect.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2005 Mercedes in August of 2004 at Park Place Mid Cities.  Recovery value is $25,000.