LoJack® System Helps Law Enforcement Recover a Stolen 2000 Volkswagen Beetle

  • April 18, 2016
  • recovery stories

The owner of a 2000 Volkswagen Beetle 2-door coupe discovered their car missing. They contacted the Hallandale Beach 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.

Later that morning, while in route to have their Volkswagen serviced, an Auto Theft Task Force investigator picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Volkswagen Beetle on their on-board LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC). The investigator began tracking the stolen vehicle by following the directional and audible cues on the PTC screen. The investigator, along with their backup from the Hollywood Police Department located the 2-door coupe on South 21st Court, between Mayo and Fletcher Streets. As the Volkswagen was located in Hollywood PD’s jurisdiction, they recovered the vehicle, had it towed to the police impound yard for safekeeping, and had it removed from state and federal crime information computer systems.

The LoJack® System was installed in the 2000 Volkswagen Beetle in October 2000 at Esserman International Acura in Doral, Florida.