Stolen Dodge Ram Pickup Truck Recovered in Apartment Complex by Atlanta Police Using LoJack

  • October 2, 2012
  • recovery stories

On Sunday, September 16, 2012, the owner of a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 contacted the Atlanta Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from their home during the night. At the time of the theft, the owner was unaware that a LoJack Recovery System had been installed in the vehicle at the CarMax store in Gwinnett County in July 2009.

The Atlanta Police verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Dodge pickup.

A short while later, officers from the Georgia Department of Motor Vehicle Carriers picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Dodge on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the vehicle to an apartment complex, where it was found abandoned, with only a broken window

The officer searched the surrounding apartments, but was not able to locate a suspect. The officer suspected that the suspect(s) had left the vehicle there to “cool off” before being transported to a chop shop for its parts.