Montgomery County Officers Locate Stolen Subaru Outback with Stolen Goods Inside, 2 Arrested

  • June 9, 2012
  • recovery stories

On May 7, 2012, the owner of a 2002 Subaru Outback reported the vehicle stolen to the Montgomery County Police Department. A Montgomery County officer responded to the scene and after conducting a preliminary investigation, and completed a vehicle theft report. All the Subaru’s information was then entered into the Maryland and federal crime computer systems. This routine police action automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Subaru, thereby prompting the transponder to begin emitting a silent LoJack homing signal.  Neither the owner nor law enforcement agents had to do anything else to activate the LoJack Vehicle Recovery Network, as LoJack’s interface with law enforcement is both seamless and instantaneous.

Minutes later, auto theft detectives assigned to the Montgomery County Police Department received the Subaru’s silent LoJack homing signal on the LoJack Police Tracking Computer installed in their vehicles. The directional and audible signal of LoJack led officers to the area of Beehive Lane and Honeybear Lane in Montgomery County, where they observed the stolen vehicle. As detectives conducted surveillance, they observed two juveniles approach and enter the stolen Subaru and drive away. Detectives performed a felony vehicle stop and arrested both suspects without incident. The driver was found to have numerous outstanding felony warrants.

Inside the vehicle were several stolen GPS units and other electronic items. The undamaged stolen vehicle was recovered and returned to the owner.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Subaru Outback at the new car buyer’s request in November 2001.