Boomerang Tracking Inc.

Boomerang Tracking Inc.

April 26, 2007 11:48 ET

Boomerang Tracking Welcomes Tougher Time for Auto Crime

Boomerang Tracking Supports IBC Effort to Toughen Punishment for Auto Theft

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - April 26, 2007) - Boomerang Tracking Inc., Canada's leader in stolen vehicle recovery, strongly supports the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) call for MPs to support bill C-343, making auto theft a separate offence under the criminal code and implementing mandatory jail times for repeat offenders.

"With auto theft being committed by professional thieves, there needs to be mandatory jail time", commented Craig Armstrong, Boomerang Tracking's General Manager. "Auto theft is a lucrative crime for professional thieves and with such lenient legal consequences; it will continue to be a societal problem until the government takes action."

Boomerang Tracking, with in-house tracking teams that recover stolen vehicles, all too often encounters repeat offenders stealing cars even after they have been stopped once before. "In our day-to-day efforts to assist law enforcement with stolen vehicle recovery, we see police arrest a suspect who then turns up on the street the same afternoon", continued Armstrong. "Mandatory jail sentences for repeat offenders is crucial to ensure that car thieves are taken off our streets."

Vehicle theft is also an entry point to a life of crime for youth, with Statistics Canada reporting many thieves are between the ages of 12 and 18. "By having mandatory jail sentences for vehicle theft, youth would have one less reason to be tempted into a life of crime," Armstrong concluded.

Boomerang Tracking has recovered over 200 vehicles in 2007 alone, and led police to make 56 auto theft related arrests. To date, the company has recovered over 5,500 vehicles valued at $280 million.

About Boomerang Tracking Inc.

Boomerang Tracking Inc. markets and distributes the Boomerang tracking devices, proprietary products using technology patented by the Company. The Boomerang, Boomerang2™ and Espion units are central devices in a system that uses the wireless networks of large telecommunications companies for tracking stolen assets. The Boomerang Tracking System is capable of locating stolen vehicles, heavy equipment and valuable assets. As a result of its success, the Company has received the endorsement of members of the insurance industry. The Boomerang devices are available and installed through a network of authorized dealers in Quebec and Ontario. The Company's head office, research and development center and manufacturing facilities are located in Montreal, Quebec, with regional facilities located in Mississauga, Ontario. Boomerang is a registered trademark and Boomerang2 is a trademark of Boomerang Tracking Inc. Boomerang Tracking Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of LoJack Corporation (NASD:LOJN).

(i) Data provided by Statistics Canada

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