The owner of a 2015 Range Rover Sport contacted the Spring Lake Police Department to report that sometime during the night someone stole his vehicle from his driveway in Spring Lake. The Range Rover was unlocked and the key fob was in the vehicle.
The Spring Lake 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 Range Rover Sport.
A short while later, detectives from the New Jersey State Police Auto Theft Unit picked up the silent LoJack signal coming from the stolen Range Rover with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the detectives tracked the Range Rover to North Clinton Street in the City of East Orange. Surveillance was established and the Range Rover was followed to several locations. In the City of Newark, the Range Rover was loaded into a “Sea-Land Container.” The container was delivered to the Port of Newark/Elizabeth where the “Sea-Land Container” was seized and the Range Rover was recovered. Suspects have been identified and arrests are pending completion of the investigation.
Recovered in the “Sea-Land Container” along with the Range Rover were a stolen 2017 Toyota Corolla and a 2017 Mercedes Benz S550.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2015 Range Rover Sport in April 2015 at Land Rover of Darien, Connecticut.