The owner of a 2010 Buick Enclave contacted the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Palmdale Station to report that her vehicle was stolen by “Car Jacking.” The victim indicated she had stopped at an intersection at 5th St and Palmdale Ave and diverted her attention to her center console when someone struck her in the face thru an open window causing her to be unconscious. When she woke up she was lying on the curb and her Buick had been stolen. The LASD Palmdale deputies verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Buick.
A short while later deputies from the Lancaster station picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Buick 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 deputies tracked the Buick to a driveway of a private residence in the 500 block of W Ave and contacted a female occupant. She was detained and questioned as to where she had obtained the Buick. The female gave information to the deputies but due to their investigation, she was placed under arrest for Car Jacking violation. The Buick was stored for safe keeping and will be released to the victim after she is released from the hospital. Investigation continues.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Buick Enclave in November 2009 at Penske Buick GMC in Cerritos, California.