LoJack Corporation Announces Its Top 10 Auto Theft Recoveries Of 2012

    LoJack Corporation Announces Its Top 10 Auto Theft Recoveries Of 2012

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CANTON, Mass., Dec. 19, 2012

CANTON, Mass., Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --LoJack Corporation (NASDAQ: LOJN)
today announced its top 10 auto theft recoveries of 2012. From recovering
stolen vehicles concealed in shipping containers bound for exportation
overseas, to apprehending criminals who terrorized an elderly man, these
stories demonstrate how the LoJack® Stolen Vehicle Recovery System continues
to be highly effective for stolen vehicle recovery after helping recover more
than $100 million in stolen assets in 2012. 

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Here are LoJack's Best Recovery Stories from 2012:

#10: Persistence Pays, Crime Doesn't: Stolen Jeep Leads Officers to Huge Stash
of Stolen Property

A Jeep Wrangler Rubicon that was equipped with a LoJack® System was stolen
from the US Army Post at Fort Bragg. Officers picked up the silent signal and
began tracking the vehicle, but the thieves went off road into sand dune
terrain. The police couldn't pursue. However, the following morning, law
enforcement picked up the signal again and tracked it to a residence where
they recovered a stash of stolen property, including a truck, motorcycle,
three ATVs and a generator – all recovered thanks to the LoJack System.

#9: To Catch a Professional Thief: LoJack System Helps Durham Police Uncover
Big Chop Shop 

A routine recovery of a stolen vehicle equipped with a LoJack Stolen Vehicle
Recovery System, led police to a warehouse, where they uncovered a major chop
shop. They recovered 24 stolen vehicles, including some stolen from Texas, New
Jersey and North Carolina, as well as stolen parts from at least 50 other
vehicles. A suspect, who was wanted on four counts of possession of a stolen
vehicle, four counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and four counts of injury
to property, was taken into custody—and off the streets.

#8: Paws Off My Truck: LoJack System Recovers Truck; Canine Recovers Thief

A Toyota Tundra, which was equipped with a LoJack System, was stolen and the
silent LoJack signal was received by a K-9 officer, who alerted other police
officers to join the pursuit of the thief. The thief pulled into a parking
lot and by the time the officers reached the vehicle, it was empty. While
some officers searched the area, the police canine caught the scent and found
the thief hiding under the stolen Tundra.

#7: Speedy Recovery: LoJack System Helps Recover Stolen FJ Cruiser in Eight
Minutes

Imagine coming home from grocery shopping, leaving your car open while you
take bags into the house, then coming back out to find your car gone. That's
what happened to the owner of a 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser. Fortunately, the
Cruiser was equipped with a LoJack System and just eight short minutes after
the system was activated, deputies recovered the FJ Cruiser and apprehended a
juvenile female driver.

#6: Secret Identity: Houston Police Recover VIN-Switched Chevrolet Silverado

When police used their LoJack Police Tracking Computers to track down a stolen
Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck in Houston, they discovered that a phony
vehicle identification number (VIN) had been attached to its dash to disguise
the truck's identity. Officers inspected the original VIN and determined that
it was from the stolen vehicle. Once again, the LoJack System helped foil
clever tactics used by today's thieves!

#5: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You: Ford Pickup Stolen from Dealership
Immediately After LoJack System is Installed!

Thieves stole a brand new 2012 Ford F-150 pickup truck right off the lot of a
Houston dealership where a LoJack System had been installed minutes earlier.
Thanks to the vehicle's LoJack System, local police recovered the vehicle in
less than an hour and arrested the unsuspecting bad guys.

#4: When Three is Not a Crowd: Stolen Classic Chevy Leads to $120K+ Recovery

Thieves stole a Carson Race Trailer and hitched it to a stolen Chevy
Silverado. Inside the trailer they stored a stolen 1956 Bel Air Custom
Convertible. Little did they know that the classic car was equipped with a
LoJack System. LAPD tracked the signal from the Chevy and recovered all three
stolen vehicles. Total value of the recovery was more than $120,000.

#3: The Dirty Dozen: Truck Equipped with LoJack System Leads to 12 Other
Stolen Vehicles

Seven stolen Cadillac Escalades, three stolen Chevrolet pickups, one stolen
Chevrolet Suburban and a stolen Dodge pickup were all recovered thanks to the
LoJack System that was installed in a GMC Yukon. The Yukon was stolen from
Fort Worth, TX and tracked down by police to a warehouse where the other
vehicles were stored. The only vehicle not stripped was the Yukon. Total
value of these recoveries: $182,000!

#2: Getting the Bad Guys: LoJack System Helps Police Apprehend Criminals Who
Terrorized Elderly Man

Four brazen con men, who were posing as utility workers, gained access to the
home of an elderly handicapped man in Daly City, CA, terrorizing the victim,
stealing his cash and valuables, and forcing him to give up his ATM PIN and
the keys to his car -- which unbeknownst to the thieves, was equipped with a
LoJack System. Police tracked the man's stolen Honda and apprehended four
suspects who were arrested on several felony charges.

And, our top automotive recovery story of the year...

#1: Not Asleep on the Job: LoJack System Foils Thieves Attempt to Conceal and
Ship Multiple Vehicles Overseas

When the owner of a 2010 Toyota RAV-4 reported his vehicle stolen to
Montgomery County Police Department in MD, LoJack Police Tracking Computers
led police on a trail that ended with the bust of an international theft
ring. Picture police dragging dozens of mattresses out of a shipping
container to find the RAV-4 hidden along with several other vehicles that were
bound for exportation overseas – because that's exactly what happened.

About LoJack Corporation

LoJack Corporation, the company that invented the stolen vehicle recovery
market more than 25 years ago, is the global leader in finding and recovering
a wide range of mobile assets including cars, construction equipment and
motorcycles-having recovered nearly $4 billion USD in stolen assets worldwide.
In today's rapidly changing world, LoJack's core competencies are more
valuable and more relevant than ever as they are now being applied into new
areas, such as the prevention, detection and recovery of stolen cargo and
finding and rescuing people with cognitive conditions such as autism and
Alzheimer's. For more information, visit www.lojack.com,
www.twitter.com/LoJackCorp or www.Facebook.com/LoJackCorp

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CONTACT:
Jeremy Warnick    Jeanne Bock       Laura Feng
LoJack Corporation Tier One Partners Tier One Partners
781-302-4251       781-861-5249      978-975-1414

SOURCE LoJack Corporation

Website: http://www.lojack.com
 
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