The owners of an Infiniti I30 contacted the Columbus Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen overnight from their residence.
The Columbus 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 Infiniti.
A short while later deputies from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Infiniti 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 deputies tracked the Infiniti to a carport at a duplex residence in Columbus. The deputies obtained information from the occupants of both residences.
Because of the quick recovery the suspects did not have enough time to strip the Infiniti or use it to commit additional crimes. The stolen Infiniti was impounded and later returned to the owner. Arrests are pending further investigation by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Infiniti I30 in April 2000 by Bay Ridge Nissan in Brooklyn, New York.