Miami-Dade Police Recover Stolen Lexus RX350 SUV Minutes After Theft is Reported

  • March 21, 2012
  • recovery stories

On Thursday morning, January 19, 2012, the owner of a 2008 Lexus RX350 sport utility vehicle contacted the Miami-Dade Police Department to report the vehicle stolen. Upon arrival at the scene, the responding officer met with the owner, who stated that during the previous night someone had stolen their Lexus from where it was parked. The officer prepared a stolen vehicle report and had the vehicle’s information entered into the federal and state crime computers. This routine police procedure automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Lexus RX350.

Minutes later, officers with the Miami-Dade Police Department began receiving a silent LoJack signal from the stolen Lexus’ LoJack unit on their patrol car’s LoJack Police Tracking Computer. Following the computer’s directional and signal cues, the officers, along with backup, located the Lexus in the 9600 block of Fontainebleau Boulevard. The Lexus was recovered, released to the owner at the scene, and removed from federal and state crime computer systems.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this Lexus RX350 SUV on August 24, 2011, and has been protecting it ever since.