LoJack System Helps Los Angeles Police Department Recover Stolen Audi Q9, Suspect Arrested

  • June 20, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owner of a 2009 Audi Q9 contacted the Los Angeles Police Department to report his vehicle stolen. Apparently the victim left his car keys inside the vehicle with its engine running and entered an office for a few moments. When he came out the car was gone. Officers verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Audi Q9.

A short while later officers from Los Angeles Police Department N. Hollywood Division picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Audi Q9 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 a service station on Whitsett Ave and Sherman Way and observed the suspect drive into the service station. The officers pulled behind the stolen vehicle and requested back u, and at that time, the suspect stuck his hands out the windows.  Suspect was taken into custody without further incident.  When questioned, the suspect admitted he stole the vehicle because the keys were inside and he needed a car. 

The suspect was later booked for the theft. The undamaged vehicle released to the victim.

The LoJack® System was installed in the Audi Q9 in April 2014 at Auto Nation Henderson, NV.