LoJack® System Helps Gwinnett County Police Department Recover a Carjacked Honda Civic

  • January 20, 2016
  • recovery stories

The owner of a 2014 Honda Civic reported to the Gwinnett County Police Department that she was forcibly taken out of her car at a shopping center in a rural area of the county.

The saga began when the suspect went on a shoplifting spree at a superstore. After coming out of the store he decided he needed transportation so he carjacked an individual. He drove that vehicle across the street to another store where he again forcibly removed the owner from the LoJack equipped Honda and left the area.  The suspect, hoping to make a clean getaway, was unaware that the Honda he had just taken was equipped with a LoJack® System that was emitting a silent signal to law enforcement officers.

Within a short time of the LoJack activation a Gwinnett County PD traffic unit equipped with a LoJack Police Tracking Computer (with the help of the Georgia State Patrol) began to track the silent LoJack signal coming from the stolen Honda.

Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the Honda to a home where the suspect lives! After all the suspect had just done, he drove the stolen Honda to his home and went inside.

A detective was called to the scene, but the suspect would not answer the door. The SWAT Team arrived on the scene and after a search warrant was obtained the officers went inside and found the suspect hiding in the basement. The suspect was taken to the County Jail on several charges.

The LoJack® System was installed in the Honda Civic in 2014 at Honda Mall of Duluth, Georgia.