The owners of a 2011 Mercedes Benz contacted the Cleveland Police Department to report that their keys and vehicle was stolen by a known suspect while they were at a restaurant on the northeast side of Cleveland.
Police verified the theft and entered the
vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which
automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed
in the Mercedes.
A short while later officers from the Cleveland Police Department and troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol picked up the silent LoJack signal from the Mercedes with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, law enforcement determined that the vehicle was travelling west bound. The troopers were eventually able to catch up to the stolen Mercedes which they tracked to the west side of Cleveland.
The occupants fled from the stolen Mercedes last seen going into an apartment complex. There was no damage to the vehicle and because of the quick recovery the suspects did not have enough time to strip it or use it to commit additional crimes. The stolen Mercedes was released to the owner. The owner had just purchased the Mercedes less than a month ago and was happy that he had it equipped with a LoJack® System. This matter is to be further investigated by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Mercedes Benz E350 in February 2017 at Mercedes Benz of Bedford, Bedford, Ohio.