The owner of a 2009 Mercedes reported that he was a Car Dealer and he had four vehicles stolen from a storage lot. He reported the theft to Gwinnett County Police. Once Gwinnett County Police verified the theft, then they entered the vehicle’s information into the NCIC system, which automatically activated the hidden LoJack in the vehicle.
Officers from Lawrenceville Police picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Mercedes with the LoJack Tracking Computers (PTC’s) installed in their vehicles and Air Units. After searching the area where they were picking up the silent signal they located the vehicle at a car garage where the employees were actually washing the stolen Mercedes when Police arrived. Officers verified the stolen vehicle and upon speaking with the owner of the garage, he stated that he had purchased the vehicle from a known subject. He further stated that the subject had offered to sell him a 2016 Honda Accord at the same time. This was one of the other three vehicles stolen with the Mercedes.
The Garage owner agreed to assist Law Enforcement with locating the other stolen vehicle. The next day the suspect delivered the stolen Honda to a prearranged location. When he arrived Police attempted to arrest him. He fled on foot leaving the stolen Honda. A search with a Police K9 was conducted and the suspect was apprehended after fighting with the dog. After he was taken to the Hospital, he was placed in the County Jail with numerous charges to include the two stolen vehicles that he had delivered. This is a good example how LoJack helps recover not just LoJack equipped vehicles but others as well. The investigation continues and two more suspects have now been arrested.
The LoJack® System was installed in the vehicle in July 2009 at Mercedes of Westwood, Westwood, Ma.