LoJack® System Helps New York Police Department Recover a Stolen 2015 Mercedes Station Wagon

  • May 12, 2016
  • recovery stories

The owner of the Mercedes parked his vehicle by his house where he normally parks it. When he came out for it the next morning he found it missing. This was in the confines of Anne Arundel County, Maryland.  He immediately called the Police of Anne Arundel County.

When the officers arrived, they took a written report for the stolen Mercedes.  this information was then entered by the officers into the state and federal crime computer which automatically activated the LoJack® System in the stolen Mercedes.

Eventually the silent signal, after passing through several states, found its way to New York where it was picked up on the LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) by members of the New York Police Department Queens South Auto Larceny Unit. This was in the Cambria Heights Queens, confines of the 105 precinct. The Mercedes was tracked to a residential section. The Mercedes, which was apparently moving, was tracked by the officers until they caught up with it. Where, along with other units, they were able to safely pull the Mercedes over, there by avoiding a possible dangerous pursuit. The male operating the Mercedes was immediately placed under arrest. The Mercedes was recovered in good condition with no damage.

The Anne Arundel County’s office was contacted and they were in the process of notifying the owner in their jurisdiction. The Anne Arundel County officers were grateful to the NYPD for the quick recovery.

The LoJack® System was installed in the 2015 Mercedes in July 2015 at KU Auto Works in Virginia.