The owner of a 2006 Acura TL contacted the Detroit Police Department to report that the vehicle was stolen from his residence. The owner had just started the Acura and realized that he had forgotten an item. He ran back into the residence leaving the Acura still running. Upon returning, the owner found the Acura was missing.
The Detroit 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 Acura.
A short while later deputies from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Acura 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 Acura to a gas station in Detroit.
Deputies set up surveillance and a few minutes later the suspect reentered the stolen Acura. Deputies performed a felony stop before it could exit the gas station lot. The operator was arrested and the stolen Acura was impounded. Because of the quick recovery the suspect was unable to strip the Acura or use it to commit additional crimes. This matter is to be further investigated by Wayne County Sheriff’s Office.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Acura TL in October 2006 at Plaza Automall in Brooklyn, New York.