LoJack® System Helps Philadelphia Police Department Recover Stolen Pontiac Gran Prix

  • May 4, 2015
  • recovery stories

The owners of a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix contacted the Philadelphia Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen. The Pontiac owner reported that they had taken the vehicle to an auto repair business that operates in the area of North 6th Street in Philadelphia. A representative of the auto repair business informed the Pontiac owner that the vehicle had been parked in front of the business when an unknown person removed the Pontiac without permission.

The Philadelphia PD officer investigated the incident, surveyed the area for the Pontiac and was unable to locate it.  The stolen vehicle information was then entered into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Pontiac.

Minutes later officers from the Philadelphia PD 22nd District  picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Pontiac with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.  Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the Pontiac to the area of 18th and Lehigh Avenue. The officers took up a surveillance position and a few minutes later observed a male approach, enter and drive off in the Pontiac. The officers signaled the driver of the stolen Pontiac to stop and the driver complied. The officers placed the driver under arrest and transported him to Central Detective Division where a detective conducted an investigation and charged the driver with violations of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code related to theft.

The stolen Pontiac was confiscated for safekeeping and subsequently returned to the owner.

The LoJack® System was installed in the Pontiac Grand Prix in November of 2011 at DiFeo Buick Pontiac GMC in Jersey City, New Jersey.