When you think of the phrase “things that go bump in the night”, what comes to mind? It could be animals looking through your trash cans for snacks, or the wind rattling your shutters. Unfortunately, it could also be car thieves trying to make you their next victim.
On April 6, 2013, the owner of a Nissan Murano contacted the Newark, NJ Police Department to report that his vehicle had been stolen. The customer told police that he last saw his vehicle in his driveway at around 10:00 p.m. At approximately 1:35 a.m. the following morning, he heard noises coming from outside his home. He looked and saw that his car was gone.
The Newark PD verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into their state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack® device concealed in the Nissan, which was installed at Napleton’s North Palm Auto Park in Lake Park, FL.
A short time later, a Newark patrol officer picked up the homing signals from the stolen Nissan on the LoJack tracking computer installed in his patrol vehicle. The officer tracked the vehicle to a housing complex on Prospect Street, where it was recovered parked and undamaged. The Murano was soon returned to its owner.
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