In this shocking story, the victim arrived home, pulled into his driveway and parked his Lexus RX300 SUV. As the victim exited his vehicle, he was immediately confronted by two suspects who proceeded to beat him with a pistol and demand his car keys.
Stunned, the victim relinquished his keys and the suspects fled in the victim’s vehicle. The victim immediately called the police to report the crime. Police entered the vehicle’s information into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Lexus.
Less than five minutes later, deputies with the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department began to receive the silent signal now emitting from the LoJack transponder hidden in the stolen Lexus. The deputies tracked and located the vehicle being driven near Watt and Arden Way. Deputies attempted a felony traffic stop, however, the suspect who was driving the vehicle pulled over and fled on foot, leaving the second suspect and two female passengers inside the vehicle.
A Sacramento Sheriff K-9 was on scene and began to pursue the driver. The K-9 was able to locate the driver, who was taken into custody and arrested. Another passenger, who was considered a suspect, was also taken into custody.
Both suspects were arrested for car jacking and receiving stolen property.
NOTE: Portions of this story were obtained from the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department
- car jack
- car jacked
- Criminal law
- foot chase
- Lexus of Thousand Oaks
- Lexus RX
- Lexus RX300 SUV
- National Crime Information Center
- pistol whip
- receiving stolen property
- Sacramento Sheriff
- Sacramento Sheriff’s Department