Ford F-250 Stolen in Unincorporated Miami-Dade County Quickly Recovered Using LoJack

  • August 28, 2012
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On Monday morning, July 16, 2012, the owner of a 2006 Ford F-250 pickup truck contacted the Miami-Dade Police Department to report the vehicle stolen from his home in unincorporated Miami-Dade County, Florida. Miami-Dade officers verified the theft and had the Ford’s information entered into the state and federal crime computer systems, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.

A short while later, a Miami-Dade Police Department officer picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen pickup truck on their on-board LoJack Police Tracking computer (PTC). Following the directional and audible cues on the LoJack computer, the officer, along with backup, located the vehicle backed into a parking space in a parking lot in the 15700 block of N.W. 67th Avenue in Miami Lakes, Florida. The vehicle was recovered, towed to the police impound yard for safekeeping, and removed from federal and state crime computer systems.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Ford F-250 pickup truck on May 9, 2006 at World Ford-Kendall, Kendall, Florida and has been protecting it ever since.