San Jose Police Use LoJack to Recover Stolen Volvo Convertible; 1 Suspect Arrested After Traffic Stop

  • February 22, 2012
  • recovery stories

In the early morning hours of February 1, 2012, the owner of a 2004 Volvo C70 convertible discovered that his car had been stolen from his home in San Jose.  The owner contacted the San Jose Police Department to report the theft.

San Jose officers filed a stolen vehicle report and had the Volvo C70’s VIN entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine police action automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Volvo and initiated the tracking of the vehicle.

Ten minutes later, San Jose Police Department officers were already picking up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Volvo on the LoJack Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the computer’s cues, the officers tracked the stolen Volvo to an intersection in San Jose, where it was stopped in traffic. Officers stopped the lone driver and arrested him for auto theft.  The owner of the Volvo was contacted to reclaim him undamaged car. 

 The total recovery time was less than 30 minutes!

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Volvo C70 convertible on May 9, 2005.