Nissan 300 Stolen for 3rd Time in Las Vegas — Recovered Minutes After Theft was Reported

  • June 13, 2012
  • recovery stories

The owners of a 1993 Nissan 300 last saw the car parked near their home in the 2200 block of Constantine in Las Vegas on May 8, 2012. The next day, they discovered the vehicle stolen and immediately contacted the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to report the crime.

Las Vegas officers verified the theft and had the Nissan’s information entered into the Nevada state and federal crime computers. This routine police action automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Nissan, prompting the transponder to begin emitting a silent homing signal.

Less than an hour later, officers with the North Las Vegas Police Department began picking up the Nissan’s homing signal in their LoJack-equipped patrol cars. The officers tracked the Nissan into a residential neighborhood near Williams Avenue and Hoover Street where they recovered the vehicle. The vehicle was later returned to the grateful owners.

Ironically, this same Nissan was stolen twice before and recovered both times with LoJack – once in California on August 14, 2002 and in Las Vegas on November 19, 2004. The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in February 1994 in West Covina, California.