The owners of a 2013 Mercedes Benz contacted the Chula Vista Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen in the city of Chula Vista. Chula Vista 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.
At a later time, deputies from San Diego County Sheriff’s Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Mercedes 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 vehicle to the 1600 block of Sycamore Drive in the city of Chula Vista. The vehicle was recovered parked and unoccupied. Police towed the vehicle for safekeeping and returned the vehicle to the owner at a later time. Police investigation continues.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Mercedes Benz in February 2016 at Mercedes Benz of San Diego, San Diego, California.