LoJack System Helps Lehigh County Auto Theft Task Force Recover Stolen Infiniti Q45

  • August 31, 2017
  • recovery stories



The owner of 2002 Infiniti Q45 was recently entertaining at his residence when he discovered that his house guest had left during the night with his Infiniti. The owner called 911 and the New York Police Department dispatched a uniformed officer to investigate the incident. The officer quickly arrived on location, interviewed the complainant and then surveyed the area for the Infiniti. The NYPD 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 Lehigh County Auto Theft Task Force monitors any and all stolen vehicle activity within their jurisdiction. The supervisor in charge of this unit became aware that a LoJack equipped stolen vehicle was in the area and broadcasting a LoJack reply code. After checking the code in the police computer system, the task force was advised that the code was assigned to an Infiniti reported stolen in New York City. The members of the task force are assigned undercover police vehicles equipped with LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC). Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the auto theft investigators tracked the LoJack signal to the area of Briarstone Road in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The investigators observed the parked Infiniti and cautiously approached same to discover that the vehicle was unoccupied. The highly trained investigators took up a surveillance position on the Infiniti and soon observed two individuals approach and enter same. The two individuals were taken into custody without incident.

This incident remains under investigation by the members of the Lehigh County Auto Theft Task Force.

The LoJack® System was installed in the Infiniti Q45 in July 2001 at Legacy Infiniti in Lynberry, New York.