owners of a 2007 Mercedes Benz contacted the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office to
report that their vehicle, which they had left running and unattended at their
home in the early morning, had been stolen. A deputy verified the theft and had
the vehicle information entered into the
state and federal crime computers. This
routine action automatically activated the LoJack®
System concealed in the Mercedes.
A short while later a Littleton PD officer picked up the silent LoJack signals from the stolen Mercedes with the LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) in his patrol car. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC the officer easily tracked and located the abandoned stolen vehicle in the area of Bowles Avenue and Lowell Boulevard. The vehicle was recovered for the safe return to the owners before the thieves could wreck it, use it in other crimes or dismantle it for parts.
The LoJack® System was installed in this Mercedes Benz GL4 in California at the request of the first owner of the vehicle in 2006.