LoJack Helps Miami Gardens Police Recover 2 Magnum Light Towers Stolen from Stadium

  • September 21, 2012
  • recovery stories

On Wednesday evening, August 22, 2012, employees of Sun Life Stadium observed subjects driving off in rental trucks towing two light towers. The employees followed the trucks and contacted the police, advising them of the crime in progress. A countywide “BOLO” was issued and the rental truck was stopped, the subjects arrested and the light towers recovered.

The next day, on August 23, employees of the Stadium conducted a complete inventory of property in the stadium parking lot and discovered that two other light towers were missing. The staff contacted the Miami Gardens Police Department to report two 2012 Magnum Light Towers stolen. After verifying the theft, Miami Gardens Police entered the equipment’s information into the state and federal crime computer systems, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the light towers.

Later that afternoon, a Miami Police Department sergeant picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen light tower on the on-board LoJack Police Tracking computer (PTC). Following the directional and audible cues on their PTC’s screens, Miami-Dade Police Department officers and Miami Gardens Police Department detectives began tracking the equipment as well. The officers converged on a parking lot at the corner of N.E. 75th Street and N.E. Miami Ct in Miami, Florida. There, they located the stolen light towers, concealed beneath tarps and large pieces of wood. Both missing light towers were located, recovered, released to the owner at the scene, and removed from federal and state crime computer systems.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Magnum Light Tower on May 17, 2012 and has been protecting it ever since. This was another case where a single LoJack Vehicle Recovery System recovered more than one vehicle.