Freightliner Box Truck Stolen During Warehouse Burglary Recovered by Opa Locka Police Using LoJack

  • November 4, 2012
  • recovery stories

According to sources, on Wednesday evening, September 5, 2012, the owner of a seafood company discovered that the gate to his warehouse had been compromised and the premises burglarized. He then discovered that the company’s 2005 White Freightliner refrigerated box truck had been stolen as well. The owner notified the officer manager, who contacted the Medley Police Department to report the vehicle stolen.

Medley Police verified the theft and had the Freightliner’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the box truck.

A short while later, an Opa Locka Police Department sergeant picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen refrigerated box truck on the LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) installed in his patrol car. Following the directional and audible cues on their PTC’s screen, the officer, along with backup, located the vehicle abandoned in the 4300 block of N.W. 133rd Street. The vehicle was recovered, towed to the police impound yard for safekeeping, and removed from federal and state crime computer systems.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Freightliner refrigerated box truck on June 26, 2008 and has been protecting it ever since. It should be noted that this was the second time in two months that this vehicle has been stolen and successfully recovered with the use of the LoJack Stolen Vehicle Police Recovery System. The last time was on July 14, 2012.