LoJack System Helps Citrus Heights Police Department Recover 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Car-Jacked From Dealership Offender in Custody

  • February 8, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

A new car dealership contacted the Sacramento Police Department to report that one of their vehicles had been stolen. The dealership advised a male subject had taken a test drive of a 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo with a sales associate.  During the test drive, the subject produced a handgun and ordered the sales associate out of the vehicle.  The subject then fled in the vehicle. The Sacramento 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 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo.

A short time after the LoJack activation, an officer with the Citrus Heights Police Department was alerted to the stolen Jeep Cherokee by the silent LoJack signal received 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 stolen Jeep Cherokee was tracked and found unoccupied in the parking lot of a shopping center at Greenback Lane and Birdcage Street. Surveillance was established on the stolen Jeep and within minutes, a male subject matching the description of the car-jacking suspect was observed exiting a store and walking towards the vehicle.  The subject was detained and was positively identified by the sales associate as the person who had car-jacked the vehicle.

The stolen Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo was recovered by Citrus Heights PD and a representative from the dealership responded and picked up the undamaged vehicle.

The LoJack® System was installed in the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo in December of 2018, at Sacramento Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, in Sacramento