On June 17, 2012, the owner of a 2006 Chevrolet Aveo contacted the Colorado Springs Police Department to report that the vehicle had been stolen. Colorado Springs offices verified the theft entered the Aveo’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Chevrolet.
Minutes later, officers with the Colorado Springs PD picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Chevrolet with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTCs) installed in patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack PTCs, the officers tracked the vehicle to East Fountain Boulevard and recovered the car for the very grateful owner.
The LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this Aveo in February 2009 at Spradley Ford in Pueblo, Colorado. This is the second time in three years that this vehicle has been stolen, and in both cases, LoJack enabled the police to make a quick recovery.