LoJack System Helps Arlington Police Department Recover Stolen Mercedes Benz

  • November 8, 2018
  • Law Enforcement

The owners of a 2018 Mercedes Benz C-300contacted the Arlington Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from the 1800 block of S. Bell Street in the Crystal City area of Arlington, Virginia. Arlington Police Radio dispatched an officer to investigate the incident. The officer quickly arrived on location, interviewed the complainant and surveyed the area for the subject vehicle. When the officer was unable to locate the vehicle, a stolen vehicle report was prepared. The officer then arranged for the stolen vehicle information to be entered into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the 2018 Mercedes Benz C-300.

A short while later officers from the United States Park Police Department in Maryland picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen 2018 Mercedes Benz C-300 with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in their patrol vehicles and helicopters. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the vehicle to the intersection of Branch Avenue and Curtis Drive in the Suitland area of Prince George’s County, Maryland. At this location, officers observed the vehicle and attempted a felony vehicle stop. The driver of the vehicle fled the stolen 2018 Mercedes Benz C-300 on foot and made good his escape. The undamaged vehicle was recovered by police and the owner notified. Police investigation continues.

Approximate value of vehicle: $36,000.00

The LoJack® System was installed in the 2018 Mercedes Benz C-300 in October, 2018 at Mercedes Benz of Tysons Corner in Vienna, Virginia.