The owner of a 2008 Cadillac CTS contacted the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to report that his vehicle had been stolen from the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 3700 block of Swenson. The owner was walking through the parking lot when he was approached and robbed at gunpoint by 3 males who took his wallet, keys and car. After the suspects drove away he notified police.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Cadillac.
13 minutes later officers from Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Cadillac 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 vehicle to the 3700 block of Cambridge where they found it occupied by one male. The Cadillac was safely stopped and the male was taken into custody. Through investigation methods the officers were able to determine that the male in custody was one of the males where robbed the owner at gunpoint. The Cadillac was recovered and towed for evidence processing and the driver was arrested and taken to jail for the robbery.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Cadillac CTS in January of 2009 and was a California direct customer.