The owner of a 2008 Nissan Sentra contacted the Leland Police Department, Leland, NC to report that their vehicle had been stolen from the hotel parking lot. It is believed that there was a second key left in the glove compartment of the vehicle. The video surveillance of the hotel parking lot showed an individual getting into the vehicle and driving away. The Leland 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 Nissan.
After the vehicle was entered into the National Crime Computer Data base, an Officer with the United States Customs and Border Patrol, stationed at the Wilmington, NC Port, picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Nissan 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 Officer tracked the vehicle to a car wash. The Officer requested assistance from the Wilmington Police Department and detained the female driver. Once Officers with the Wilmington Police Dept. arrived, it was determined that the tag on the vehicle was also stolen. The female driver informed the Officers that she purchased the vehicle for $300. The female driver was arrested for Possession of a Stolen Vehicle and taken to the Wilmington PD Criminal Investigation Division to be interviewed. The vehicle was recovered and returned to the owner.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Nissan Sentra in August 2008 at Tischer Acura / Nissan, Laurel, MD