Chevrolet Avalanche Stolen from Las Vegas Casino Recovered by Vegas Police Using LoJack

  • September 26, 2012
  • recovery stories

On the morning of September 4, 2012, the owner of a 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche, who was visiting Las Vegas from Arizona, reported the truck stolen to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. According to the owner, the vehicle was stolen sometime during the previous night from the valet parking at the Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police verified the theft and had the Chevrolet’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.

Within minutes, officers with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the Nevada Highway Patrol picked up the silent LoJack signals coming from the stolen truck on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the stolen truck to the rear parking lot of a large apartment complex near 2200 W. Bonanza Road in Las Vegas.

The Chevrolet Avalanche was located abandoned, reportedly intact over nine miles away from where it had been taken, only 39 minutes after being activated by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police.  The vehicle was later released back to the owner.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Chevrolet Avalanche on August 10, 2004 by O’Reilly Chevrolet in Tucson, Arizona.