LoJack Corporation and the Philadelphia Police Recover Vehicle Stolen at Gun Point

  • November 2, 2012

You want to talk about a driver’s worst nightmare? In today’s story the owner of a 2005 Pontiac Bonneville was driving in the area of 27th and Cumberland Streets when his vehicle was approached by two males wearing masks. The males pulled out handguns and demanded that the vehicle owner exit his vehicle. Frightened, the vehicle owner complied with the demands of the gunmen and the perpetrators entered the vehicle and drove off.

The vehicle owner called 911 and Philadelphia Police Officers quickly responded to the report of the robbery. Officers entered the stolen vehicle information into the Pennsylvania State Police Computer with a notation for Officers to use extreme caution when approaching the subject vehicle. The stolen vehicle entry automatically generated an activation of the LoJack Unit secreted inside the stolen vehicle.

Members of the Major Crimes Auto Squad were made aware of the robbery and began to conduct a LoJack electronic sweep of the area of the robbery. The Auto Squad Investigators were monitoring Police Radio and received information that Uniformed Officers assigned to Patrol Vehicles equipped with LoJack Tracking Computers had intercepted the LoJack Signal assigned to the subject vehicle. The Investigators also learned that the Uniformed Officers had tracked the signal and located the subject vehicle.

The vehicle was parked and unattended in a rear alley in the area of 300 W. Fisher Ave. Major Crimes Investigators arrived on location and assisted with the recovery. The vehicle was towed to Major Crimes HQ where it will be processed for physical evidence. The investigation into this incident continues. 

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2005 Pontiac Bonneville on 01-11-05 at Salerno Pontiac GMC.

NOTE: Potions of this story were obtained from the Philadelphia Police Department