The Modesto, CA resident in our next story was pretty happy to find a buyer for his 2008 Honda Civic EX, until the ‘buyer’ left a deposit, took the Civic to go get the rest of the money- and never returned. Police recovered the Honda in Nevada, being driven by the thief, in only two hours after activation of the LoJack® system.
On June 2nd, 2013, the owner called Modesto, CA police to report the Honda was stolen. Officers entered the car’s VIN (vehicle identification number) into the California Stolen Vehicle System as well as the national system, NCIC. This automatically activated the LoJack unit concealed in the Civic EX, which was installed at Keyes Woodland Hills Honda in Woodland Hills, CA.
A short time later, a trooper with the Nevada Highway Patrol received the homing signal from the Honda on the LoJack tracking computer installed in his patrol vehicle. The trooper tracked the vehicle being driven by the suspect. He stopped the car and the suspect was taken into custody without incident. The Civic EX was soon returned to its happy owner.
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