LoJack System Helps Henrico County Sheriff’s Department Recover Stolen Mercedes Benz C-230

  • August 6, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

Vehicle:           2004 Mercedes Benz C-230
Activation:      Henrico County Sheriff’s Department, Richmond, Virginia
Recovery:        Richmond City Police Department, Richmond, Virginia
Dealership:     Mercedes Benz of Tysons Corner, Tysons Corner, VA

The owner of a 2004 Mercedes Benz C-230 contacted the Henrico County Sheriff’s Department to report their vehicle stolen from the area of 1300 N. Laburnum Avenue in the Richmond area of Henrico County, Virginia. Henrico County Sheriff’s Radio dispatched a deputy to investigate the incident. The deputy quickly arrived on location, interviewed the complainant and surveyed the area for the subject vehicle. When the deputy was unable to locate the vehicle, a stolen vehicle report was prepared. The deputy verified the and be entered the vehicle information into state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the 2004 Mercedes Benz C-230.

Within a short period of time, officers from the Richmond City Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen 2004 Mercedes Benz C-230 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 the area of Harwood Street and Southlawn Avenue in Richmond, Virginia. At this location, officers observed the vehicle parked and unoccupied. The undamaged vehicle recovered and the owner notified.

Approximate value of vehicle: $3,475.00

The LoJack® System was installed in the 2004 Mercedes Benz C-230 in October 2003 at Mercedes Benz of Tysons Corner in Tysons Corner, Virginia.