LoJack System Helps Montgomery County Police Department Recover Stolen Mercedes Benz

  • July 17, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owner of a 2010 Mercedes Benz C-300 contacted the Montgomery County Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from the area of 12400 Vinton Terrace in the Silver Spring area of Montgomery County, Maryland. Montgomery County 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. When the officer was unable to locate the vehicle, a stolen vehicle report was prepared. 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 2010 Mercedes Benz C-300.

A short while later, officers from the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen 2010 Mercedes Benz C-300 with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the vehicle to 1700 T Street SE in Washington, DC. 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: $ 8,225.00

The LoJack® System was installed in the 2010 Mercedes Benz C-300 in August, 2010 at Mercedes Benz of Alexandria in Alexandria, Virginia.