The owners of a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt contacted the Baltimore City Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen during an armed carjacking in the 5300 block Hillen Road in the Mount Pleasant area of Baltimore City, Maryland. The owners reported that as they were stopped in traffic at a red signal, a suspect forced them from the Chevrolet at gun point and fled the area in the vehicle.
The Baltimore City PD verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Chevrolet.
A short while later officers from the Baltimore County PD picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Chevrolet with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in their patrol vehicles and helicopters. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the Chevrolet to the intersection of Windsor Blvd and Rolling Road in the Woodlawn area of Baltimore County. At that location, officers observed the Chevrolet being operated by the robbery suspect. As the marked patrol vehicles began to converge on the Chevrolet, County Air 1 flew overhead; the suspect stopped and exited the vehicle. He was apprehended by officers and the undamaged Chevrolet recovered and the owner notified.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt in June 2010 by Jerry’s Chevrolet in Towson, Maryland.