The owner of a 2006 Nissan Xterra contacted the Richardson Police Department to report that his vehicle was stolen. The owner parked his Nissan in his driveway and when he returned found it missing. The owner stated that he kept an extra set of keys in the center console.
The Richardson 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 Nissan.
Later, officers from the Dallas Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Nissan with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the stolen Nissan to the 8800 block of Fair Oaks Crossing, where they observed it parked in an apartment parking lot. A suspect was standing next to the stolen Nissan by the open driver’s side door and when he saw the officers, he threw the car keys to the ground and fled on foot. He was apprehended. This suspect is a well-known car burglar in the Richardson area. This Nissan was recovered in good condition.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Nissan Xterra in May 2006 at Trophy Nissan in Mesquite, Texas.