New Orleans car thief arrested

New Orleans car thief arrested

POSTED: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 2:00am

UPDATED: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 2:04am

On June 6, 2012, troopers assigned to the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations Auto Theft and Insurance Fraud Unit received a LoJack alert on a stolen 2009 Toyota Camry in the area of 3300 block of Baudin Street, New Orleans. One person, later identified as Robert Lavigne, 18, of New Orleans, was seen using a key to gain entry into the vehicle.

Lavigne was arrested for Possession of Stolen Property and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. He was booked into the Orleans Parish Correctional Center.

Lo Jack is a stolen vehicle recovery system that consists of a small radio frequency transceiver hidden in the vehicle. The transceiver has a unique code specifically tied to that vehicle’s VIN number. When LoJack is activated, the transceiver sends out an inaudible signal that is automatically traced in LoJack equipped police units.

Anyone wishing to report criminal or suspicious activity to the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations is urged to contact detectives at 225-925-3682.

The Louisiana State Police on-line reporting system is also available to the public through a convenient and secure reporting form that is submitted to the appropriate investigators. Citizens can access the form by visiting and clicking the Suspicious Activity link.

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