LoJack System Helps District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department Recover Stolen Audi

  • March 8, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The driver of a 2017 Audi A4 contacted the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from in front of their home in the area of 2100 1st Street NW in Washington, DC. District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Radio dispatched an officer to investigate the incident. The officer quickly arrived on location, interviewed the complainant and surveyed the area for the subject vehicle. Investigation found that the driver had left the keys in the vehicle overnight. When the officer was unable to locate the vehicle, a stolen vehicle report was completed. The officer 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 2017 Audi A4.

A short while later, officers from the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen 2017 Audi A4 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 officers tracked the vehicle to 1200 Vale Street SE. At this location, officers observed the vehicle parked and unoccupied. The undamaged vehicle was recovered by police and the owner notified.

Approximate value of vehicle: $29,725.00

The LoJack® System was installed in the 2017 Audi A4in February 2017 at Audi of Turnersville in Turnersville, New Jersey.