LoJack Aids Miramar Police in Recovery of Dump Truck Stolen from Gardening Service

  • November 5, 2012
  • recovery stories

On Wednesday morning, September 12, 2012, the owner of a 2011 Ford F-350 Dump Truck discovered their vehicle missing from their place of business – a gardening service – and contacted the Broward County Sheriff’s Office to report it stolen.

The responding officer verified the theft and had the vehicle’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine police procedure automaticallyactivated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Ford F-350. A short while later, a Miramar Police Department officer picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen dump truck on their on-board LoJack Police Tracking computer (PTC). Following the directional and audible cues on their PTC’s screen, the officer, along with backup, located the abandoned vehicle in the parking lot of a townhouse development near S.W. 70th Avenue and Woodscape Circle. The vehicle was recovered with ignition damage, 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 Ford F-350 Dump Truck on April 9, 2011 at Maroone Ford of Fort Lauderdale in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and has been protecting it ever since.