LoJack Leads Las Vegas Police to Recover Ford F350 Stolen from Casino at Another Local Casino

  • September 26, 2012
  • recovery stories

On August 24, 2012, the owner of a 2006 Ford F350 who was visiting Las Vegas from Arizona, contacted the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to report that their truck was stolen sometime during the overnight hours from parking lot at the Orleans Hotel & Casino on W. Tropicana Avenue in Las Vegas.   The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Ford F350.

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 Nevada Highway Patrol tracked the stolen truck to the rear parking garage of the Palms Casino on W. Flamingo Road, where it had been abandoned.

The Ford F350 was located, reportedly intact, 88 minutes after being activated by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police.  The truck was later released back to the truck owner.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Ford truck on June 26, 2006 for NGH Power Systems in Phoenix, Arizona.