LoJack’s Best SUV Recovery Stories of All Time

  • December 1, 2011
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LoJack® continues to be No. 1 in theft recovery. Since 1986, LoJack has recovered more than 300,000 stolen vehicles and construction equipment—worth nearly $4 billion.

LoJack has had some incredible recovery stories over the course of its 25+ years, so in a series of ongoing posts, we will be sharing our best stories of all time in the areas of commercial, SUV’s, luxury cars, sports cars, international, motorcycles, and pick-up trucks.

Below you will find our SUV recoveries that stand out the most.

LoJack Leads Police to $8 Million Theft Ring

Authorities in Los Angeles were led to a major theft ring after tracking a stolen, LoJack-equipped Escalade. The thieves had stolen more than 200 luxury SUVs valued at more than $8 million. Twenty-three suspects were arrested.

Efforts of Chicopee,  MA, Police  Lead to Massive Car Theft Investigation

Chicopee Police tracked the LoJack signal of a Chevrolet Blazer to a salvage yard in Amherst, MA, which  led  to a large-scale investigation by authorities.  Numerous car thefts in the Western Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Hampshire areas seemed to be connected to the initial Amherst location. The investigation resulted  in more than 140 vehicles being recovered from several locations  in New England. Multiple people  were arrested, and the value of the vehicles  involved was over $1 million.

LoJack Helps Arrest Armed Carjackers

The owner of a 2007 LoJack-equipped  Toyota FJ Cruiser and her child were approached by multiple male suspects,  who were armed  with handguns  and demanded   the keys to the vehicle.  Philadelphia  Police  Major Crimes  Auto Squad  picked  up the LoJack signal, found the vehicle and put it under surveillance.

Soon thereafter, police received a report of a 2006 Range Rover being stolen in the same  area and, while conducting the surveillance, watched as suspects  parked the Range Rover in the alleyway next to the Toyota. Police arrested the suspects and found weapons in the vehicles.

Convicted Car Thief Steals Car to Attend Arraignment

In this  California  recovery, a convicted car thief stole a LoJack-equipped Range Rover in order to get to court for his arraignment on previous car theft charges. Vallejo police and officers with the California  Highway Patrol tracked down the vehicle and arrested the thief for yet another car theft.

Hummer and Laptop Equipped with LoJack, Both Are Found

A 2006 Hummer H-2 was stolen in Monrovia, CA, and  within  hours, the vehicle was tracked and recovered. However, all of the car’s contents,  including a Dell laptop, were stolen. Thankfully, the laptop had LoJack for Laptops installed on it, so its location was traced and a suspect at the scene was

Professional  Thief Loses to LoJack—Admits to Stealing 400 Cadillacs Over 3 Years

When the owner of a 2007 Cadillac Escalade reported it missing, deputies with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department tracked the vehicle’s LoJack signal in under an hour to a residence. The suspect admitted to stealing the car and storing some of its parts in his house. Surprisingly, the man also admitted to stealing about 400

Cadillacs in a three-year time span! What was not surprising was that police arrested the suspect for operating a chop shop. This was the second time this vehicle had been stolen and then recovered by LoJack.

Long Distance LoJack Recovery

A Tampa, FL-based dealership discovered that one of its Cadillac Escalades  equipped  with LoJack had been  stolen from the lot. Within minutes  of receiving  the report,  police  3,000  miles  away picked  up the signal  and  tracked the vehicle to a residence in Los Angeles, CA.

Recovery of Stolen Dodge Ram Leads to Arrest of Illegal Aliens

The owner of a 2005 Dodge Ram reported  his vehicle stolen  to the Phoenix Police Department, and within 10 minutes  of activation  a detective  with the RATTLER Auto Theft Task Force picked up on the LoJack signal.  After conducting surveillance on the Dodge Ram and a Ford Expedition, which turned out to be stolen  as well, officers arrested five illegal aliens following a brief foot chase.  They pursued two other suspects  for 50 miles when they fled the scene in the Ford Expedition. All seven suspects were arrested, and officers found a Glock handgun in one of the stolen vehicles.

Crime Scene Housing 12 Stripped Vehicles Busted

Shortly after  the  owner  of a 2003   Cadillac  Escalade  reported   his  vehicle  stolen,  a Dallas  PD helicopter   tracked the vehicle to a house where officers found 12 stripped  vehicles—which had all been stolen.  The total recovery value of the vehicles was $234,500, and detectives issued an arrest warrant for the suspect.

More Stories Coming Soon…

If you enjoyed these stories, stay tuned as we still have abundance of great stories to share in the areas of SUV’s, luxury cars, sports cars, international, motorcycles, and pick-up trucks.

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