On September 18, 2012, the owners of a 2004 Kia Rio contacted the Northglenn Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen. Northglenn 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 Rio. 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 both the Westminster and Northglenn Police Departments picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Kia with 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 quickly and with an increased margin of safety.
Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack PTCs, a Northglenn officer tracked the vehicle to a restaurant parking lot on 120th Avenue. The vehicle, valued at $5,700, was abandoned and safely recovered for the very happy owners.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this Kia in October of 2004 at Champion Hyundai in Greeley, Colorado.
- 2004 Kia
- 2004 Kia Rio
- Champion Hyundai
- Champion Hyundai Greeley CO
- Kia Rio
- Northglenn CO
- Northglenn Police Department
- parked and abandoned
- restaurant parking lot
- September 2012
- tracked to restaurant parking lot
- Westminster CO
- Westminster Police Department