LoJack Aids in Chop Shop Bust in Englewood, CO — Stolen Suzuki, Other Bikes Recovered, 2 Arrested

  • August 30, 2012
  • recovery stories

At dawn on August 2, 2012, the owner of a 2007 Suzuki GS6 motorcycle contacted the Denver Police Department to report that his motorcycle had been stolen from his home during the previous night.  Denver officers verified the theft and entered the Suzuki’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Suzuki. 

A short while later, officers with the Englewood Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen motorcycle with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTCs) that are installed in patrol vehicles.  The LoJack PTC provides officers with on-board information which enables 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 motorcycle to an alley near Lincoln & Oxford.  Upon their arrival, their PTCs directed them to a garage with a partially open door.  Inside, the officers could see two motorcycles and two men working on these bikes.  When the men saw the police, they slammed the door.  The officers contacted the occupants of the garage and discovered that both motorcycles were freshly stolen.  Only one had LoJack. 

Both men were arrested on Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft and Felony Theft by Receiving charges, and jailed.  This case is being investigated by the East Metro Auto Theft Task Force.

This is the second time in a three year period that the LoJack in this Suzuki has saved this motorcycle from the hands of thieves.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Suzuki motorcycle in August 2007 at Xtreme Performance Center in Castle Rock, Colorado.