LoJack System Helps Prince William County Sheriff’s Department Recover Stolen Mercedes Benz

  • November 27, 2018
  • Law Enforcement

The owner of a 2016 Mercedes Benz C-300 contacted the Prince William County Sheriff’s Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from the area of 3000 Chesapeake Drive in the Dumfries area of Prince William County, Virginia. Prince William County Sheriff’s Radio dispatched a deputy to investigate the incident. The deputy quickly arrived on location, interviewed the complainant and surveyed the area for the subject vehicle. When the deputy was unable to locate the vehicle, a stolen vehicle report was prepared. The deputy 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 2016 Mercedes Benz C-300.

Within minutes, officers from the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen 2016 Mercedes Benz C-300 with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the vehicle to N. Capitol Street and Bryant Street NW in Washington, DC. At this location, officers observed the vehicle parked and unoccupied. The undamaged vehicle was recovered and the owner notified.

Approximate value of vehicle: $26,050.00

The LoJack® System was installed in the 2016 Mercedes Benz C-300 in May, 2018 at Mercedes Benz of Tysons Corner in Tysons Corner, Virginia.