The owners of a 2003 Mercedes Benz CLK 55 contacted the Tucson Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen, along with a .380 revolver that was in the vehicle.
The Tucson 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 Mercedes Benz.
Nineteen minutes later officers from the Tucson Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Mercedes Benz 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 area of Fort Lowell Road and 1st Avenue in Tucson.
The Tucson Police Department officers located the vehicle unoccupied in a multi-business parking lot. Detectives from the Arizona Vehicle Theft Task Force responded to the area and conducted surveillance. Later, the suspect was observed driving the stolen Mercedes Benz and was taken into custody without incident. The vehicle was recovered in good condition and impounded for safe keeping. The stolen handgun was not located in the vehicle.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Mercedes Benz CLK 55 in January 2006, at House of Imports, Buena Park, California.