Chevrolet Impala Stolen in Miami Beach, Recovered by Miami-Dade Officers Using LoJack

  • September 21, 2012
  • recovery stories

According to sources, on Sunday evening, July 8, 2012, the owner of a 2004 Chevrolet Impala parked his vehicle near Washington Avenue and 20th Street in Miami Beach and went for a walk. When he returned for his vehicle, he discovered it missing and quickly contacted the Miami Beach Police Department to report the theft.

Miami Beach officers verified the theft and had the Chevrolet’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine police action automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Chevrolet.

Later that morning, an officer with the Miami-Dade Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Impala on their on-board LoJack Police Tracking computer (PTC). Following the directional and audible cues on their PTC’s screen, the officer, along with backup, located the abandoned vehicle in the 12200 block of N.W. 21st Place.  The vehicle had visible windshield damage, and its tag and decal were missing. 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 Chevrolet Impala on December 1, 2004 at Maroone Chevrolet of Miami in Miami, Florida and has been protecting it ever since.