The owner of a 2007 Infiniti G35 contacted the Cleveland Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen. The owner had just parked his Infiniti in an apartment complex lot. An unknown male approached from the victim’s blind spot, opened the driver’s door to the Infiniti and pointed a handgun at the victim. The suspect said “get out.” A second suspect also armed with a handgun was now visible. The suspects ordered the victim to empty his pockets. The second suspect told the first suspect “make sure you get the keys.” The victim complied and handed over his phone, wallet, cash and car keys. Both suspects entered the Infiniti and sped off.
The Cleveland PD verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Infiniti. The victim also advised the police that his loaded 9mm handgun along with other electronics were also in the Infiniti.
Minutes later officers from the Cleveland PD picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Infiniti 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 officers tracked the Infiniti to a remote parking lot in Cleveland. It appeared that the suspects parked the Infiniti there to “cool off.”
The stolen Infiniti was impounded for processing. Because of the quick recovery the suspects were unable to strip it or use it to commit additional crimes. This matter is to be further investigated by the Cleveland PD Third District Detective Bureau.
The LoJack® System was pre-installed in the Infiniti G35 in April 2007 at Infiniti Gold Coast in Chicago, Illinois.