The owner of a 2008 Mercedes Benz E-350 went to a regional mall on Pines Boulevard to go shopping. When they left the mall to go to their car, they discovered their vehicle missing. The owner contacted the Pembroke Pines Police Department to report their vehicle stolen. The responding officer prepared a stolen vehicle report and theft affidavit and had the vehicle’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine police procedure automatically activated the LoJack® Stolen Vehicle Recovery System concealed in the E-250. Shortly thereafter, a Lauderhill Police Department officer picked up the signal. The Lauderhill officer began tracking the stolen vehicle by following the directional and audible cues on their PTC’s screen. The officer, along with their backup, located the vehicle in an apartment complex parking lot near N.W. 56th Avenue and 28th Street. The officers set up surveillance on the vehicle. Later, the surveillance was terminated and the officer converged on the vehicle. The Mercedes Benz E-350 was recovered, towed to the police impound yard for safekeeping, and removed from federal and state crime computer systems.
The LoJack7 System was installed in the 2008 White Mercedes Benz E-350 4-door sedan in February, 2008.