On April 22, 2012, the owners of a 2005 Jeep Wrangler contacted the Lakewood Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen from their apartment house parking lot sometime during the last several hours. 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 Jeep.
A short while later, officers from the Thornton and Westminster Police Departments picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Jeep with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) installed in patrol vehicles and aircrafts. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack PTC’s, the officers tracked the Jeep to a large retail establishment with hundreds of parked cars in the parking lot. The PTC allowed them to quickly and easily locate the stolen Jeep, and to return it to the very happy owner.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this Jeep in October 2009 at Gebhardt BMW.