The owners of a 2016 Lincoln MKZ contacted the Los Angeles Police Department Topanga Division to report that their vehicle was stolen by unknown suspects. Apparently the Lincoln was stolen from a condo parking structure and according to the owner a key had been left in the vehicle Officers verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Lincoln MKZ.
Within six (6) minutes from activation, officers from the LAPD Topanga Division picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Lincoln 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 Lincoln to the area of Desoto and Sherman Way. Officers apparently observed the Lincoln driving southbound on Desoto and conducted a felony traffic stop taking a female driver into custody without further incident. The suspect was later booked for the theft of the Lincoln and was on summary Felony Probation for Identity Theft crimes.
The owner responded to the scene and the undamaged Lincoln was released. When asked what he thought about LoJack, the owner stated, “I always believed in LoJack, it’s the best thing to have in a car.”
It should be noted that LoJack was pre-installed by the dealership as part of a program to protect the dealership and owners of vehicles against theft.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Lincoln MKZ in May 2015 at Galpin Jaguar Lincoln Volvo in Mission Hills, California.