The LoJack® System Helps Sacramento County, California Auto Theft Suppression Task Force (SACCATS) Recover Lexus RX400 in 11 Minutes

  • October 30, 2013
  • recovery stories

What a shock it must have been for this Sacramento, CA resident when he exited his home to go to work one Tuesday morning and found his Lexus RX400 had been stolen overnight. His shock was soon turned into relief, because local law enforcement, assisted by the LoJack® system, recovered his SUV in just 11 minutes after activation.

On October 22nd, 2013, the owner of the Lexus contacted California Highway Patrol- North Sacramento area. Officers verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the California Stolen Vehicle System and the NCIC national system. This routine police action automatically activated the LoJack device concealed in the SUV, which was installed at Lexus of Sacramento, CA.

A short while later, an investigator with the Sacramento County Auto Theft Suppression Task Force (SACCATS) began to receive the homing signal from the stolen car on the LoJack tracking computer installed in his patrol vehicle. The inspector tracked the Lexus to the area of Via Camino and El Camino streets, where it was parked and abandoned at the curb. After a brief surveillance, a male suspect entered the SUV and drove away. The RX400 was stopped and the driver attempted to escape on foot but was quickly taken into custody. He was later found to be on parole for another auto theft incident. The Lexus was soon back in the possession of its happy owner.

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