The victim in this case was carjacked in Long Beach, CA. The perpetrators stole his Jeep Grand Cherokee, as well as something else they weren’t aware of- the LoJack® system. LoJack was covertly installed at the time of purchase, and helped local law enforcement recover the SUV quickly and safely.
On October 7th, 2013, the Jeep’s owner contacted the Long Beach Police to report the crime. 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 Grand Cherokee, which was installed at Don-A-Vee Eagle in Placentia, CA.
A short while later, officers with the Hawthorne PD picked up the homing signals from the stolen SUV with the LoJack tracking computers installed in their patrol vehicles. The officers tracked the Jeep to a hotel in Inglewood. With the help of Long Beach Police, the officers identified the hotel guests who had parked the SUV, and one suspect was arrested. The Grand Cherokee was soon returned to its very relieved owner.
LoJack and the LoJack logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of LoJack Corporation in the United States and other countries.