LoJack and Its Global Licensee Network Reveal 2007 Top Worldwide Stolen Vehicle Recoveries



    
    Stories Reflect How Recovery System Helps Police Combat Vehicle Theft and
    Benefit Society
    

    WESTWOOD, Mass., Feb. 6 /CNW/ -- LoJack Corporation (Nasdaq:   LOJN) and
its Global Licensee Network -- which includes organizations in more than 30
countries in North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia -- today
released highlights of their top worldwide stolen vehicle and commercial
recovery stories of 2007.  This year's stories reflect the important role the
Network's recovery systems play in helping society by not only curbing the
growing global problem of vehicle theft, but also by assisting police
apprehend the criminals -- and bring an end to organized theft rings -- that
are often behind this and other more serious crimes.  "On a global scale,
vehicle theft is a serious, ongoing issue that not only impacts individuals
who have their cars stolen, but also society at large," said Richard T. Riley,
Chairman of the Board and CEO, LoJack Corporation.  "As our Licensee Network
grows, we're proud that together we have an increasing impact on recovering
stolen vehicles, helping police apprehend criminals and putting a stop to
organized theft rings around the world."

    Highlights of the Top 2007 Recoveries:

    
    United Kingdom: Tracker Leads Police to Record Drug Haul
    Tracker led Rotherham police to a record haul of heroin and crack cocaine,
    a machine gun and ammunition.  Officers tracked a stolen Volkswagen Golf
    to a garage and found the vehicle loaded with drugs, valued on the street
    at nearly 1 million pounds Sterling.  The suspect pleaded guilty and was
    sentenced to 11 years in prison.
    
    Colombia: Cross-Border Coordination Among Three Countries Recovers Stolen
Excavator
    
    A Caterpillar Excavator was stolen in Hackensack, New Jersey, then shipped
    inside a container from Charleston, South Carolina to a port in Venezuela.
    U.S. police activated the system and the Venezuelan licensee picked up the
    activation code while the container was moved to the border city of Cucuta
    in Colombia.  The Colombian licensee was informed, located the container
    and recovered the excavator with the help of the Colombian police.  This
    recovery demonstrates the power of cross-border collaboration and
    highlights why LoJack is the global leader in stolen asset recovery.
    

    
    Italy/France: Lamborghini Recovery Halts Cross Border Crime
    LoJack's French licensee was notified that a customer had his Lamborghini
    Gallardo stolen while he was vacationing in Italy.  Thieves had broken
    into the house at dawn where the owner was vacationing and, using sleeping
    gas to subdue the victim, stole the keys to his Lamborghini.  LoJack's
    French licensee immediately reported the theft to LoJack Italia, which
    promptly found and recovered the vehicle.  Two thieves were arrested.
    

    
    South Africa: Man Hijacked On Same Day, Same Hour Two Years in a Row
    For many, the horror of being hijacked is often most vividly relived on
    the anniversary of the traumatic event.  For one Tracker customer,
    however, that horror was relived all too literally when he was hijacked in
    the same place in South Africa, driving the same car, on the same day,
    during the same hour, exactly one year later.  The fortunate thing was
    that in both instances, the Tracker System with the support of South
    African Police Service recovered the stolen vehicle and, in the second
    instance, apprehended two armed men.
    

    
    Uruguay: Vehicle Stolen in Uruguay and Found in Brazil
    A Toyota Hilux was stolen in Montevideo, Uruguay on July 17.  The system
    was activated in Uruguay and Argentinean and Brazilian licensees were also
    informed of the theft.  The vehicle was recovered the next morning in the
    Brazilian city of Porto Alegre (890km or 560 miles away from where it was
    stolen).  The thief was arrested and the vehicle returned to the owner in
    perfect condition.
    

    
    Canada: Boomerang Tracking Helps Police Bust $300,000 Chop Shop
    Canadian-based Boomerang not only helped the owner of a Jeep Liberty find
    his stolen vehicle in Terrebonne, Quebec in less than 30 minutes, but also
    busted a major chop shop containing 17 other intact stolen vehicles, 65
    car/truck motors, 35 pairs of air bags and four vehicles with modified
    Vehicle Identification Numbers.  Total value of recovery is valued at more
    than $300,000.
    
    U.S.: LoJack System Leads Chicago-Area Police to Bust $900k Construction
Theft Ring
    
    Through tracking a LoJack-equipped International truck, Chicago-area
    police discovered a major chop shop involving several stolen trucks and
    more than 30 pieces of equipment valued at $900,000.  The site was
    declared a "hazmat" zone because so much diesel fuel and other toxic
    substances had been dumped on the ground without any precautions.  Police
    apprehended criminals behind this huge organized crime ring.
    About LoJack's Network of Licensees
    
    LoJack Corporation invented the Stolen Vehicle Recovery category 20+
years ago and today its Global Licensee Network -- which spans more than 30
countries in North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia -- is the
global leader in recovering mobile assets.  The Network shares the common goal
of fighting vehicle theft worldwide and helping police apprehend the criminals
behind this and other more serious crimes.  The Licensee Network leverages
highly effective stolen vehicle recovery technology and processes that have
delivered a 90 percent global success rate in recovering stolen assets.  In
total, the Network has recovered more than 200,000 stolen assets worldwide,
amounting to more than $4 billion (USD).

    
    CONTACTS:
    US: Paul McMahon, 781-251-4130, pmcmahon@lojack.com
    Canada: Mark Roth, 877-777-8722, mroth@boomerangtracking.com
    South Africa: Gareth Crocker, 27 082 78 78 757, gcrocker@tracker.co.za
    Italy: Mara Capelli, 39 02 36589300, mcapelli@lojack.com.it
    UK: Claire Foster, 44 0208 285 8682, claire.foster@rbs.co.uk
    VSR: Julian Arango, jarango@trackervsrgroup.com
    




For further information:

For further information: US: Paul McMahon, +1-781-251-4130, 
pmcmahon@lojack.com, or Canada: Mark Roth, +1-877-777-8722, 
mroth@boomerangtracking.com, or South Africa: Gareth Crocker, 
+27-082-78-78-757, gcrocker@tracker.co.za, or Italy: Mara Capelli, 
+39-02-36589300, mcapelli@lojack.com.it, or UK: Claire Foster, 
+44-208-285-8682, claire.foster@rbs.co.uk, or VSR: Julian Arango, 
jarango@trackervsrgroup.com, all for LoJack Corporation Web Site:
http://www.lojack.com

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