Imagine looking out the window of your home and not seeing the vehicle you had parked there earlier. This happened to a resident of El Cajon, CA, on a recent Tuesday. The victim’s Mazda Protégé was recovered in less than 10 minutes thanks to the excellent work of local police with an assist from the LoJack® system.
On June 24th, 2014, the Mazda’s owner contacted the El Cajon Police Department to report that his vehicle was stolen. Officers verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers. This action automatically activated the LoJack device concealed in the Protégé, which was installed at John Hine Pontiac in San Diego, CA.
Just a few minutes later, deputies from San Diego County Sheriff’s Department picked up the silent homing signals from the stolen car with the LoJack tracking computers installed in their patrol vehicles. The Mazda was located parked and unoccupied at an apartment complex in Lakeside. After a short surveillance, two suspects attempted to enter the car and were taken into custody. The deputies retrieved the Protégé and soon returned it to its grateful owner.
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