Residential Burglary Leads to Theft of Ford Pickup Truck — Recovered by Aurora Police Using LoJack

  • September 30, 2012
  • recovery stories

On September 9, 2012, the owner of a 2008 Ford F-150 contacted the Aurora Police Department to report that his truck had been stolen from his home. According to the owner, his home had been burglarized a few days earlier and another vehicle, not equipped with LoJack, stolen.  When the police eventually found this other car they phoned him to come and recover it, which he did.  In the one hour that he was gone from his home retrieving his car, the thieves stole his F-150 using a key they had taken in the initial burglary.

Aurora Police verified the theft of the pickup truck and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Ford.  LoJack is the only theft recovery system that is directly operated by law enforcement and this interface is seamless and instantaneous.

A short while later, officers with the Aurora Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Ford with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTCs) that are installed in patrol vehicles.  The LoJack PTC provides officers with on-board information which permits them to locate the stolen vehicle quickly and with an increased margin of safety.

Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack PTCs, the officers tracked the vehicle to 14th and Salem. The undamaged pickup was recovered by the officers, and this remains an ongoing investigation.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this Ford pickup truck in December of 2008 at GO Courtesy Ford in Littleton, Colorado.