A new car dealership installed LoJack tracking devices into their vehicles as part of a pre-install program. The program enhances sales and also provides an added measure of asset security while vehicles are on the dealership lot.
This dealership was a victim of Identity Theft fraudulent sale of three 2015 vehicles; one being this 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee, a 2015 Dodge Challenger and a 2015 Dodge Charger. The dealership contacted the Downey Police Department to report that their vehicles were stolen by fraudulent purchase. Officers verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Jeep.
A short while later officers from the South Gate Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Jeep 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 Jeep to the 3600 block of Santa Ana Street and located the vehicle parked to the rear of a residence. Contact was made with a male subject who informed the officers a friend asked him to park the car for the night. The officers obtained suspect information and recovered the undamaged Jeep from the property. Detectives from the South Gate PD will coordinate the investigation with the Downey PD detectives.
Note all three vehicles were tracked and recovered with a suspect arrested in Carson, California, by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. The Los Angeles Police Department recovered the third vehicle with one suspect arrested at that time.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Jeep Grand Cherokee in October 2015 at a new car dealership in Downey, California.
- car dealership
- Downey Police Department
- Grand Cherokee
- identity theft
- Jeep Grand Cherokee
- Los Angeles County
- Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. The Los Angeles Police Department
- South Gate PD
- South Gate Police Department
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