LoJack Early Warning System Enables Quick Recovery of Stolen Chevrolet Silverado by Georgia Police

  • November 4, 2012
  • recovery stories

On October 7, 2012, the owner of a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 4×4 received an Early Warning Alert from LoJack, notifying him that his truck had been moved without his authorization. The owner went outside of his office building, where he had parked the vehicle, discovered that it had been stolen, and contacted the Atlanta Police Department to report the theft.

The Atlanta Police verified the theft and entered the Chevrolet’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the truck.

A short while later, troopers from the Georgia State Patrol picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen truck 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 a business on the interstate, where they found it abandoned.

After a check of the area, the truck was impounded for prints and possible arrest. The trooper thought that the truck had been left there to let it cool off before moving it to a chop shop location. The key lock had been pulled out and the steering column broken in order to start the truck. The Chevrolet was also equipped with a satellite tracking device, but the thief had pulled down the antenna to disable the unit.

The owner was very happy that he had decided to have a LoJack System installed when the truck was new.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Chevrolet 4X4 on March 6, 2012 at Steve Raymond Chevrolet.