LoJack® System Helps Law Enforcement Recover A Stolen Acura RSX

  • March 25, 2016
  • recovery stories

The owner of a 2002 Acura RSX 2-door coupe discovered their car missing. They contacted the Hollywood Police Department to report their vehicle stolen. The responding officer prepared a stolen vehicle report, theft affidavit and had the vehicle’s information entered into the state and federal crime information computers.

Immediately upon activation, while in route to their department’s service center to have their vehicle looked at, a Broward County Sheriff’s Office deputy picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Acura RSX on their on-board LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC). The deputy began tracking the stolen Acura by following the directional and audible cues on the PTC screen. The deputy, along with their backup, located a warehouse in the 3000 block of N.W. 26th, Lauderdale Lakes, where the stolen Acura’s LoJack signal was emanating from. The deputies notified their Crime Suppression Team, who responded to the scene to continue the investigation. It was determined that a search warrant was going to be needed to recover the stolen Acura. One of the CST members began to prepare the search warrant. Later in the afternoon the CST deputy returned with the signed warrant and executed same. The owner of the property proceeded to cut the locks off the warehouse door so that entrance could be gained. Once the door was opened, the deputies on the scene “cleared” the premises so that they could enter the building safely. Once inside the deputies discovered two additional vehicles. Both were reported stolen. One was a 2004 Acura reported stolen to the Lauderhill Police Department. The other was a 2015 Honda CRV reported stolen to the St Petersburg Police Department. All vehicles were recovered, towed to the police impound yard for safekeeping and removed from state and federal crime information computer systems.

The LoJack® System was installed in the 2002 Acura RSX in October 2001 at Sunnyside Acura in Nashua, New Hampshire.