When a car, truck, van or motorcycle is stolen, often the thief will leave it in a public parking area to allow the search effort to ‘cool off’ before they move the vehicle to another location. This maneuver makes the machine hard to locate, unless it’s protected with the LoJack® system. Law enforcement receives a silent homing signal from LoJack that leads them directly to the stolen vehicle- even if it’s surrounded by hundreds or even thousands of others. This case features the same-day recovery of a Saturn Vue stolen overnight from its owners’ home in California by local law enforcement assisted by LoJack.
On June 17th, 2014, the Saturn’s owners contacted the Bakersfield Police Department and reported that their vehicle had been stolen. Officers verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers. The LoJack unit concealed in the Vue, which was installed at Saturn of Monrovia, CA, was then automatically activated.
A short while later, a deputy with the Kern County Sheriff’s Department picked up the silent homing signals from the stolen car on the LoJack tracking computer installed in his patrol vehicle. The deputy located the Saturn in a mobile home park in east Bakersfield, where it was found unoccupied and abandoned in a community parking area. The undamaged Vue was retrieved and soon returned to its appreciative owners.
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