The owner of a 2007 Nissan Versa contacted the Norristown Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from a parking space in Norristown, Pennsylvania. The Montgomery County Police Department Radio dispatched a uniformed Norristown PD officer who quickly arrived on location, interviewed the complainant and surveyed the area for the Nissan. When the Nissan could not be located, the officer prepared a stolen vehicle report and 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 Nissan.
Minutes later an officer from the Norristown PD picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Nissan with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officer tracked the signal to a rear parking lot of a commercial establishment. The officer observed a vehicle matching the description of the stolen Nissan. The officer checked the Pennsylvania license number that was displayed on the vehicle and discovered that the license was registered to a completely different vehicle. The officer cautiously approached the vehicle and determined that the vehicle was unoccupied. The officer then checked the public vehicle identification number on the vehicle and discovered that this was in fact the Nissan reported stolen earlier in Norristown.
The Norristown PD officer made the proper notifications and a tow truck was dispatched to secure the Nissan. The owner of the Nissan was advised that the vehicle had been recovered.
This incident remains under investigation by the members of the Norristown PD.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Nissan Versa in January 2007 at Cox Nissan in Bronx, New York.