Stolen Ford F450 Pickup Truck Recovered Undamaged by Elizabeth (NJ) Police Using LoJack

  • November 15, 2012
  • recovery stories

On October 26, 2012, the owner of a 2011 Ford F450 pickup truck contacted the Elizabeth Police Department to report that his vehicle had been stolen.  The vehicle was last seen on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, when the owner parked the vehicle at a hotel parking lot located on Spring Street in Elizabeth, New Jersey. The owner also called the LoJack Customer Service Desk to advise LoJack of the theft.

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

Despite the late notification of the theft, five minutes after the theft was reported to police, a patrol officer from the Newark Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen pickup on the Police Tracking Computer installed in his patrol vehicle. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the officer tracked the pickup to a parking lot. There, where the vehicle was recovered, undamaged.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Ford F450 Truck on September 21, 2010 at Maplecrest Lincoln Mercury in Vauxhall, New Jersey.