The driver of a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado contacted the Horry County Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from a hotel parking lot during the night (Saturday) while on the back of a rollback wrecker.
The Horry County PD verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Chevrolet.
The Fulton County Police Department began receiving the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Chevrolet truck with the LoJack® Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officer tracked the Chevrolet to an auto junk yard. The officer called for assistance from other PTC equipped units and the stolen Chevrolet was located in the rear of the lot. At the time of recovery, the stolen Chevrolet was loaded on a flatbed towing vehicle. Upon inspection it was determined that the towing vehicle was also stolen.
Further inspection revealed that several other vehicles that were parked in the immediate vicinity were also stolen. The theft of these vehicles ranged from late 2013 to the present. A total of 30 vehicles were found to be stolen.
A detective was called to the scene to assist in the inspection and recovery of all vehicles on the property. After further investigation the officers went on to another location and found three more stolen vehicles.
The investigation is on-going and arrests are pending in this case.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Chevrolet Silverado in January 2013 at Maroone Chevrolet of Pembroke in Florida.