The New Jersey resident in this case was carjacked at gunpoint and forced to watch the perpetrator drive off with his 2013 Chrysler 300. Our victim wasn’t totally helpless, though- he immediately contacted local police, who activated the LoJack® system in the 300 and were able to track it down that same day.
On July 23rd, 2013, the Chrysler’s owner called Newark Police to report the carjacking. Officers verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers. This procedure automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the 300, which was installed at Autoland in Springfield, NJ.
A short time later, a patrol officer from the Newark PD picked up the homing signal from the Chrysler on the LoJack tracking computer installed in his patrol vehicle. The officer tracked the car to a garage in a housing project, where it was found parked and abandoned. The undamaged 300 was soon returned to its relieved owner.
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