Suspects Arrested by Pueblo Police at Grocery Store After Fleeing Stolen Hyundai Sonata

  • June 16, 2012
  • recovery stories

On May 21st the owners of a brand-new 2012 Hyundai Sonata contacted the Pueblo Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen during the nighttime from their home in Northwest Pueblo. The police verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Hyundai. 

The following day, officers with the Pueblo Police picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen car with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) installed in their patrol vehicles.  Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack PTCs, Pueblo officers tracked the vehicle to the area of Prairie and Northern in South Central Pueblo.  The vehicle was occupied by two persons who, upon seeing various police cars closing in on them, abandoned the car and fled on foot toward a nearby grocery store. Back-up units converged upon the area, and officers were able to successfully and safely apprehend the pair about 200 yards away, as many startled shoppers watched.  The vehicle was recovered undamaged and was returned to the very happy owners who said “LoJack is great! We are so thankful that we had it installed on our car!”

The suspects were also found to have many types of credit cards, IDs and other forms of personal property in their possession that was not in their names.  The investigation is continuing.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Hyundai in September of 2011.