LoJack® System Helps Baltimore City Police Department Recover Stolen Hyundai Sonata

  • June 14, 2016
  • recovery stories

The owner of a 2013 Hyundai Sonata contacted the Baltimore City Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from in front of their home in the Western area of Baltimore City, Maryland.  The Baltimore City PD Radio dispatched an officer from the 7th District to investigate the incident. The officer quickly arrived on location, interviewed the complainant and surveyed the area for the Hyundai. When the officer was unable to locate the Hyundai, a stolen vehicle report was prepared. The officer’s investigation determined that this Hyundai was taken with keys. The officer then arranged for the stolen vehicle information to be entered into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Hyundai.

A short while later detectives from the Regional Auto Theft Team picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Hyundai with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in their patrol vehicles and helicopters.  Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the detectives tracked the Hyundai to the 1701 Appleton Street in the Sandtown-Winchester area of Baltimore City, Maryland. At that location, detectives observed the Hyundai parked and unoccupied.  Detectives recovered the stolen Hyundai and notified the owner.

The LoJack® System was installed in the 2013 Hyundai Sonata in November 2012 at Hyundai of Turnersville in New Jersey.