LoJack Helps Miami-Dade Police Recover Stolen Mercedes Benz GLK350

  • March 31, 2013
  • recovery stories

On Thursday afternoon, December 10, 2012, the owner of a used car dealership contacted the Hollywood Police Department to report that someone had stolen a 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 sport utility vehicle from the lot. The responding officer prepared a stolen vehicle report and theft affidavit and had the vehicle’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine police procedure automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the sport utility vehicle.

A short while later, an off-duty Miami-Dade Police Department officer picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Mercedes-Benz GLK350 on their on-board LoJack Police Tracking computer (PTC). Following the directional and audible cues on their PTC’s screen, the officer along with backup from the Hallandale Police Department, located the vehicle in the parking lot of an auto repair shop in the 300 block of Ansin Boulevard, where someone brought the vehicle in for repair. The vehicle was recovered, towed to the police impound yard for safekeeping, and removed from federal and state crime computer systems.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Mercedes-Benz GLK350 sport utility vehicle on April 27, 2009 at Mercedes Benz of Miami in Miami, Florida and has been protecting it ever since.