Dodge Ram Pickup Stolen During Pizza Delivery in Colorado Springs, Recovered in Denver, One Arrest

  • August 17, 2012
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On July 23, 2012, the son of a 2007 Dodge Ram owner contacted the Colorado Springs Police Department to report that his father’s truck, valued at approximately $40,000, had been stolen while he was attempting to make a pizza delivery at a private residence. The victim had left the keys in the truck as he went to the door of the “customer’s address”, only to observe a suspect enter and drive away in the truck.  Upon investigation by the police, the pizza order, the caller’s phone number and the address all were bogus.  This was clearly a set-up to steal a delivery person’s vehicle.

The police verified the theft and entered the vehicle’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Dodge truck. 

A short while later, police officers in Denver picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Dodge with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) installed in their patrol vehicles and aircraft.  The LoJack PTC provides officers with on-board information which permits them to locate the stolen vehicle quickly and with an increased margin of safety.

Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack PTCs, the officers tracked the vehicle to central Denver, 70 miles from the theft location. The officers conducted a high-risk traffic stop on the vehicle.  The sole occupant and driver of the truck was taken into custody and jailed on multiple charges, including Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in March 2009 at the owner’s request at Colorado Springs Dodge.