New Orleans Police Recover Land Rover Stolen from Gas Station with Keys Inside

  • June 29, 2012
  • recovery stories
On May 29, the owner of a Land Rover contacted the New Orleans Police Department to report that the vehicle was stolen from outside of a gas station, after the owner left the keys in the vehicle as he went inside for a few minutes.

 New Orleans Police Department verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Toyota.

A short while later, an officer with the New Orleans Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Toyota on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officer located the vehicle parked and unoccupied on a street about a mile from where it was stolen. The SUV was in good condition and returned to the owner shortly after it was located.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Land Rover in December of 1997 at Land Rover of North Dade.