Ordinarily the thief would have probably gotten away with it but not this time. He took a car that was equipped with a LoJack device.
SAPD police officers were able to track the stolen Accord, by following signals emitted by the car’s LoJack device. The signals led them to a parking lot at the Westfield MainPlace Mall.
The police pulled over the stolen Accord and arrested the unidentified male driver, at 4:16 p.m., without incident.
The car thief turned out to be on parole, due to a firearm violation. He was not armed when he was arrested.
The Accord was returned to the owner in good condition.