LoJack Helps Adams County Deputies Recover Jeep Stolen TWICE in 2 Days by Same Thieves

  • September 30, 2012
  • recovery stories

On the morning of September 8, 2012, the owner of this 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee contacted the Parker Police Department to report the vehicle stolen for the second time in two days.

When the vehicle had been stolen the previous day, the Parker Police Department and Douglas County Sheriff’s Office had tracked and quickly recovered the vehicle, utilizing the LoJack system concealed in the SUV.  The thieves had previously stolen it with the owner’s only keys, which had been left in the vehicle; upon recovery, the owner had elected to leave the vehicle where it was found until a locksmith could arrive the following morning. However, upon her return that morning – 12 hours later – she discovered that it had been stolen again, undoubtedly by the same thieves.

Parker Police verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which, again, automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Jeep. 

A short time later, the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Jeep were picked up by officers with the Denver and Westminster Police Departments, the Colorado State Patrol and the Adams County Sheriff’s Department with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTCs) installed in their patrol cars.  A deputy with the Adams County Sheriff’s Office ultimately located the Jeep near 79th and Vallejo, about 40 miles north of Parker.  The Jeep was occupied at the time, but the suspects we able to abandon the Jeep and flee into a residential area before backup officers could arrive.  The Jeep was not damaged and was towed for safekeeping to be returned to the owner.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this Jeep in February of 2002 at the request of one of its former owners at Burt Buick/Pont/GMC in Littleton, Colorado.