The owner of a 2006 Mercedes Benz CLS55 contacted the Las Vegas Metro Police Department to report the vehicle as stolen. The owner stated she parked in front of her parents’ residence, left the engine running and took her child inside the house. When she returned to the Mercedes, she found a bicycle left in its place and the Mercedes was gone. Her parents reviewed their home video surveillance, observed a male ride up on a bicycle, rode by the Mercedes, turned around and then took off in the Mercedes leaving the bicycle behind.
The Las Vegas Metro 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 Mercedes.
A short time after the stolen vehicle entry, officers from the Las Vegas Metro PD picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Mercedes 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 Mercedes and found it unoccupied.
The Mercedes was recovered and released to the owner at the recovery scene.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Mercedes CLS55 in July 2009 by Mercedes Benz of Tysons Corner in Vienna, Virginia.