The LoJack® Stolen Vehicle Recovery System Helps Make Significant Recoveries & Busts In The U.S., Canada & Italy

The LoJack® Stolen Vehicle Recovery System Helps Make Significant Recoveries &
                      Busts In The U.S., Canada & Italy

Latest Recoveries Lead Police to More Than 60 Stolen Vehicles, Car-Trafficking
Ring, Chop Shops and Numerous Arrests

PR Newswire

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 9, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --LoJack Corporation (NASDAQ: LOJN),
the company that created the stolen vehicle recovery market, today announced
at NADA several recent and significant stolen vehicle recoveries in the United
States, Canada and Italy.


During the month of January 2013 alone, police departments around the world
utilized the LoJack® Stolen Vehicle Recovery System to locate more than 60
stolen vehicles, arrest at least 18 criminals, shut down several "chop shops"
and identify one major car-trafficking ring in Montreal, Canada.

Specific details from these stories include:

Palermo, Italy: Honda Motorcycles Recovered in Chop Shop
On January 16, 2013, the Provincial Police of Palermo was notified that a
Honda SH scooter worth € 60.000 was stolen from the Piazzale Carmelo Lazarus.
By tracking the scooter's LoJack homing signals, two patrol cars tracked the
scooter to a van parked right in the Piazza Carmelo Lazarus. The patrolmen
removed the steel padlock on the rear hatch and found the reported scooter, as
well as 12 other Honda motorcycles with various engine sizes. Of these
vehicles, two were intact, while the other 11 were in parts.The patrolmen did
a quick search and learned each scooter was reported stolen sometime during
January 2013 from various locations in the city of Palermo.

Brea, CA: Car Dealership Targeted by Thieves
On January 18, 2013, the Brea Police Department in Orange County, California
was notified by a local car dealership that 13 cars had been stolen from their
lot.Authorities suspect that the cars had been taken by thieves accessing the
keys inside the dealership. By following the LoJack homing signals, police
officers were able to locate six of the cars, which were found parked and
scattered across local neighborhoods. Among the retrieved cars were a
Mercedes-Benz CL600, a Hyundai Genesis, a BMW 745, a Mercedes-Benz 5LK, and a
Bentley. An additional vehicle was recovered by Los Angeles Sheriff's
Department officers after a triggered LoJack device prompted officers to stop
a BMW M3.

Due to extensive follow-up work by OCATT Detectives, the lead detective
indicated that so far four suspects have been arrested and charged as well as
all 13 cars being recovered. The estimated value of the recovered cars is

Montreal, Canada: Major Car-Trafficking Ring Thwarted
On January 21, 2013, police in Montreal, Quebec were notified of a vehicle
theft ring targeting various Toyota models, and used the LoJack system to
track several of these vehicles to the same location. When the tracked cars
were found in a barn outside the city, police discovered that the barn was one
of several sites used by a major car-trafficking operation, to store their
stolen vehicles.It is believed that criminals would bring stolen cars to the
barn, place them into containers, and transport them to the Port of Montreal,
where they would ultimately be shipped to Africa. During the raids of this
theft ring's storage locations, police seized 30 vehicles, a large sum of
cash, sizeable quantities of illegal drugs and other stolen assets, resulting
in more than 14 arrests. Police expect that even more stolen goods and arrests
will be made due to these recent raids.

Paterson, NJ: Stolen Vehicles Recovered and Chop Shop
On January 28, 2013, the owner of a 2006 Acura RSX contacted the Paterson
Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from the driveway.
The police verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the
state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack
transponder concealed in Acura.An officer with the Union County Police
Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen car on
the Police Tracking Computer installed in the patrol vehicle. Following the
directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the officer tracked the
vehicle to a residential area of nearby Hillside. The officer determined that
the vehicle was parked in a garage in the rear yard of a house. In the
driveway of the house, the office discovered a stolen 2004 Subaru Impreza. A
search warrant was obtained for the garage where the 2006 Acura RSX was
located along with the parts from four other stolen vehicles that had already
been dismantled.The investigation is continuing and arrests are expected.

For a full list of more great recoveries involving the LoJack system, please
visit the LoJack Auto Theft Blog.

About LoJack Corporation
LoJack Corporation, the company that has helped more than nine million people
protect their vehicles in the event of theft over the past 25+ years, today
provides safety, security and protection for an ever-growing range of valuable
assets and people. Leveraging its core strengths, including its well-known
brand, direct integration with law enforcement and dealer distribution
network, LoJack Corporation is expanding into new areas across the continuum
from theft deterrence to recovery.The Company is focusing on creating a new
level of value for its dealer, customer and investor communities by delivering
innovative offerings, multiple technologies in expanding geographies.

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