4 Ford Pickups Stolen in One Night in Hialeah, FL — Only LoJack-Equipped Vehicle is Recovered

  • September 21, 2012
  • recovery stories

On Tuesday morning, August 21, 2012, the owner of a 2006 Ford F-250 pickup truck started to leave for work, but quickly discovered his vehicle missing from in front of his home. The victim quickly contacted the Hialeah Police Department to report the theft.

Hialeah officers verified the theft and had the Ford’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the pickup truck.

A short while later, officers from the Miami Police Department, Miami-Dade Police Department and Hialeah Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Ford F-250 on their on-board LoJack Police Tracking computer (PTC). Following the directional and audible cues on their PTC’s screens, the officers, along with backup, located the vehicle in a residential area in the 10500 block of N.W. 36th Place. 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 July 20, 2006 at World Ford-Kendall in Miami, Florida and has been protecting it ever since. It should be noted that this is one of four Ford pickup trucks that were stolen during the night, but the only one was equipped with a LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System – and the only that was recovered. It should be noted that while the officers were recovering this vehicle, they drove around the area searching for any of the other vehicles missing from Hialeah and discovered another stolen F250 around the corner.