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Thieves Use GPS on Stolen Car to Locate Owner’s Residence and Burglarize It; LoJack Helps Police Find Vehicle and Apprehend the Criminals

A recent recovery in Medina, WA, in which police used LoJack Police Tracking Computers to find and recover a stolen Lexus, demonstrates how today’s car thieves are using in-vehicle technology, like GPS navigation systems, to find an owner’s residence, enter and burglarize it.  Fortunately, in this situation, the 2012 Lexus GX 460 SUV was equipped

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Multiple Stolen Porsches & Stolen Classic Chevelle Recovered at Chop Shop

The owner of a Porsche 911 had their vehicle stolen out of Hollywood, CA.  After discovering the theft, they contacted the police.  Just seven minutes after the vehicle was entered as stolen by law enforcement into the National Crime Information Center computers, patrol officers with LAPD-North Hollywood began picking up the silent LoJack homing signal

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Toyota FJ Cruiser Stolen and Recovered Twice Within Eight Days

On March 6, 2012, a 2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser was stolen and located by police less than two hours after the LoJack system was activated. After the owner reported the stolen vehicle to the police, the vehicle information was entered was entered into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) computers, which automatically activated the LoJack

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Toyota Tundra Recovered with Help of Canine Officer; Suspect Found Hiding Under Truck

On February 23, 2011, a Canine officer from the El Monte Police Department was on routine patrol when he received the silent LoJack signal of a 2004 Toyota Tundra reported stolen to the California Highway Patrol. He alerted other El Monte officers, who also had LoJack tracking capabilities installed in their patrol vehicle.  The other El Monte unit

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Cadillac Escalade Stolen in Selma, Recovered Two Hours and 160 Miles Away, Suspect Arrested

On the afternoon of February 24, 2012, the owner of a 2005 Cadillac Escalade contacted the Selma Police Department to report the vehicle stolen. Selma Police gathered the information required to complete a stolen vehicle report and had this information entered into the California state and federal crime databases. This routine police action automatically activated

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LoJack Releases 2011 Auto Theft Recovery Statistics

  LoJack today released its third annual Vehicle Theft Recovery Report*, highlighting results from its 2011 recoveries that provide valuable information on the ongoing issue of auto theft. In 2011, the LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System helped law enforcement in the U.S.  recover 10,261 stolen vehicles**.  Hondas topped the list of imports recovered, with the

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Vacation Saved by LoJack

Like thousands of Quebecers that go to Florida every year, for this client, it was just another vacation to escape the Canadian winter. However, after visiting a mall located in Hollywood on February 12th, she noticed that her 2011 Toyota Venza was missing from the parking lot. Fortunately, she had her vehicle protected with LoJack.

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Stolen Maserati Gran Turismo Recovered by Police 3,000 Miles Away

On February 24, 2012, an automotive dealership in Alexandria, Virginia discovered that one of their customers paid for a 2008 Maserati Gran Turismo with a fraudulent check and identification.  Unfortunately, the dealership didn’t realize the fraudulent activity until after the vehicle was transported to California at the request of the “customer.”  They reported this incident

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