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2011-05-24 08:00:00

LIVONIA, Mich., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring has sprung, and with it traditionally springs up a slew of opportunities to sell or purchase a pre-owned vehicle. Increasingly, online communities like Craigslist.com are the first stop for many used car buyers looking for a great deal. That is why during this time of year, H.E.A.T. (Help Eliminate Auto Thefts) is working to remind Michiganders that oftentimes when a vehicle deal seems too good to be true, it usually is. "Online used...

2011-04-13 11:00:00

WESTWOOD, Mass., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LoJack Corporation (NASDAQ: LOJN) today released its second annual Vehicle Theft Recovery Report, highlighting results from its 2010 recoveries that provide valuable information on the ongoing issue of vehicle theft. In 2010, the LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System helped law enforcement recover 10,649 stolen vehicles*. Hondas topped the list of imports, with the 2000 Honda Civic ranking as LoJack's most stolen vehicle recovered. GMs...

2011-02-24 16:03:00

LONG BEACH, Calif., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Within three minutes of activation, Long Beach, CA Police Department officers and detectives began receiving a silent LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System signal, which enabled them to track and recover a stolen 2001 Acura Integra. Little did police know at the time that the Integra, which was covered and parked behind several other vehicles, would lead to the bust of the milestone 400th chop shop in Southern California due to LoJack...

2011-02-05 08:44:00

WESTWOOD, Mass., Feb. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- From the Midwest to the East Coast, clever car thieves have used the recent snowstorms to cover their tracks. However, LoJack Corporation (Nasdaq: LOJN), highlights two recoveries that show how effective the LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System can be even in harsh weather conditions. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110205/NE43133 ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080512/NEM054LOGO ) In Detroit, thieves stole a 1997...

2010-12-20 12:12:00

WESTWOOD, Mass., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- LoJack Corporation (NASDAQ: LOJN), the company that invented the stolen vehicle recovery market, today announced its top 10 auto theft recovery stories of 2010. From tracking down an alleged murderer in a stolen vehicle equipped with LoJack, to busting chop shops, to recovering police bait cars, to recovering a vehicle for the ninth time, these stories demonstrate how LoJack continues to be the most effective system today for stolen vehicle...

2010-12-08 11:24:00

WESTWOOD, Mass., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- LoJack Corporation (Nasdaq: LOJN), the company that invented the stolen vehicle recovery market, today released its first Vehicle Theft Alert, which revealed that auto theft from car dealership lots has escalated over the past two months. Between September 21 and November 23, 2010, there have been at least 12 instances - in nine different states - of dealer lot theft foiled by the LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System. Those figures were...

2010-09-27 07:30:00

WESTWOOD, Mass., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- LoJack Corporation (Nasdaq: LOJN), the company that invented the stolen vehicle recovery market, today announced LoJack for Classics, a stolen vehicle recovery system that is specially designed to meet the unique requirements of classic cars and help owners protect the investment they make in these one-of-a-kind vehicles. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

2010-09-20 08:00:00

17.1 Percent Drop is Largest Annual Decline in Decades DES PLAINES, Ill., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hot Wheels 2010, the National Insurance Crime Bureau's companion study to its popular Hot Spots auto theft report, examines data reported to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and determines the vehicle make, model, and model year most reported stolen in 2009. See the full report at www.nicb.org. For 2009, the most stolen vehicles* in the nation were: 1. 1994...

2010-09-14 10:53:00

WESTWOOD, Mass., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- What: While the FBI's newly released 2009 Crime Statistics report indicates that the national vehicle theft rate is decreasing, LoJack Corporation cautions consumers that the national recovery rate is at its lowest point in 25 years. In fact, 43.2 percent of vehicles stolen in 2009 were never recovered, which amounts to 343,274 stolen vehicles that were never returned to their owners. LoJack, developer of the industry's most effective stolen...

2010-08-24 08:51:00

WESTWOOD, Mass., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- It has been an extremely hot summer. And, for LoJack Corporation (Nasdaq: LOJN), the company that invented the stolen vehicle recovery market, it has been a summer of "hot" stolen vehicle recoveries across the country. The recoveries announced today featured the fraudulent use of credit cards, a car-jacking, a chop shop operation and a car targeted for parts. In these recoveries, LoJack's Radio Frequency technology--which operates even...


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