owner of a 2008 Mercedes Benz S63 contacted the Broward Sheriff’s Office to
report that his vehicle had been stolen.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office 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 deputies from the Broward Sheriff’s Office picked up the silent LoJack signals from the stolen Mercedes with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTCs) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from their PTCs, the deputies tracked the vehicle to an apartment complex off of the 5000 block of Rock Island Road. Due to the relative short time that the Mercedes was recovered after the theft, the vehicle was recovered with no damage. After being processed by crime scene units the Mercedes was returned to the owner.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Mercedes S63 in July 2007 at Mercedes Benz of Tysons Corner, in Vienna, Virginia.