Boomerang Tracking Inc.

Boomerang Tracking Inc.

October 18, 2007 17:02 ET

Boomerang Tracking Inc.: The Recovery of a Stolen Jeep Liberty Leads Boomerang Tracking to a Terrebonne Chop Shop

Operation leads to 6 arrests and over $300,000 in recovered value

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Oct. 18, 2007) - Boomerang Tracking Inc., Canada's leader in stolen vehicle recovery, recently recovered a stolen 2003 Jeep Liberty which led local police to discover over 17 additional vehicles and other stolen goods worth an estimated $300,000. The operation also led to 6 arrests.

This event is the latest example of the added value of the Boomerang Tracking System to law enforcement authorities. "Not only does the system allow for the rapid recovery of stolen vehicles, often before they are damaged, but also leads to the discovery and dismantlement of chop shops and illegal vehicle theft operations run by organized crime networks," said Boomerang Tracking's General Manager, Craig Armstrong.

In less than 30 minutes the Boomerang tracking team located the stolen Jeep Liberty, equipped with an immobilizer, in a Terrebonne area scrapyard along with several other vehicles. Local law enforcement were immediately advised and arrived shortly thereafter with a search warrant for the premises. "This recovery also highlights that mandatory immobilizers are a step in the right direction to protect vehicles, but alone they will not stop professional thieves nor recover stolen vehicles, making a layered approach including a recovery system the best defense," said Armstrong.

The operation led to the discovery of 17 other intact vehicles that had been reported stolen. The additional vehicles had model years ranging from 1995 to 2003 and had been stolen from the Montreal, Laval, Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu and Saint-Jerome areas.

The Terrebonne police also uncovered 65 passenger vehicle and truck engines, 35 sets of air bags as well as 4 re-vinned vehicles, whose Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) had been changed to make the stolen vehicles appear legitimately available for sale.

The Terrebonne Police and Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) estimate the value of this operation to be approximately $300,000.

To date in 2007, Boomerang Tracking has led authorities to the discovery of more than 10 vehicle theft operations, which have led to over 123 arrests.

About Boomerang Tracking Inc.

Founded in 1995, Boomerang Tracking Inc. has quickly become a technological leader in tracking stolen property and offers a seamless solution to the ever-growing concern for the protection and recovery of stolen vehicles and other valuable assets in Canada. As a result of its success, the Company has received the endorsement of members of the insurance industry. The devices are available and installed through a network of authorized dealers in Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia. The Company's head office, research and development center and manufacturing facilities are located in Montreal, Quebec, with regional facilities located in Mississauga, Ontario. In 2004, Boomerang became a wholly-owned subsidiary of LoJack Corporation (NASDAQ:LOJN), the company that invented the stolen vehicle recovery market two decades ago and who remains the undisputed global leader in tracking and recovering valuable mobile assets. Today, Boomerang Tracking markets both the LoJack and Boomerang brand tracking devices in Canada. LoJack is a registered trademark of LoJack Corporation and is used by Boomerang Tracking under license.

Contact Information

  • Massy-Forget public relations
    Marie-Christine Garon
    514-842-2455, extension 23
    mcgaron@mfrp.com
    or
    Terrebonne Public Security
    Captain Denis Gingras
    450-471-8265 extension 1210