LoJack Helps Denver Police Recover Stolen Lexus G47, Hastily Abandoned in Parking Garage

  • October 1, 2012
  • recovery stories

On August 31, 2012, a woman contacted the Commerce City Police Department to report that the 2006 Lexus G47 she was driving was just brazenly stolen right in front of her. According to the victim, she had borrowed her friend’s Lexus, and when she briefly exited the vehicle at a gas station, a suspect jumped in and drove away with the car.

Commerce City Police verified the vehicle’s ownership by phoning the owner, who was out of state at the time. After verifying the theft, the officers entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Lexus.

Over the next several hours, officers with several jurisdictions picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Lexus on the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTCs) installed in their patrol vehicles.  The LoJack PTC provides officers with on-board information which permits them to locate the stolen vehicle with an increased margin of safety.

Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack PTCs, officers with the Denver Police Department tracked the vehicle to an underground parking garage near the 3400 block of West 38th Avenue.  There, they found the vehicle “hot” – as if it had just been hurriedly pulled out of sight to avoid detection of the police patrol cars converging in the area.  The vehicle, valued at $47,000, was found unoccupied and apparently undamaged.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this Lexus in November of 2006 at Nalley Lexus of Roswell, Georgia.