Stolen Bobcat Skid Steer Recovered by LAPD Air & Ground Units Using LoJack

  • October 13, 2012
  • recovery stories

On September 24, 2012, the owner of a 2005 Bobcat Skid Steer contacted the Los Angeles Police Department’s Devonshire Division to report that his equipment was stolen from a job site in the area of the 16605 Block of Devonshire Street.  

LAPD officers verified the theft and entered the equipment’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Bobcat.

Minutes later, LAPD “Air 16” flight officers picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Bobcat Skid Steer on the Police Tracking Computer installed in their air unit. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the flight officers tracked the equipment to the area of Sepulveda Boulevard and Mayall Street. Patrol officers responded to the location and observed the Bobcat parked in the alley. The officers checked the area and were unable to locate any suspects.

 The equipment, valued at $17,000, was recovered and returned to a happy owner.  

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Bobcat Skid Steer on December 5, 2005 at Valley Bobcat in Sun Valley, California.