Denver Police Use LoJack to Recover Ford Pickup Stolen from Littleton Equipment Rental Company

  • December 3, 2012
  • recovery stories

On September 14, 2012, the managers of a rental company contacted the Littleton Police Department to report that a 2011 Ford F350 had been rented and not returned.  Attempts by the business to locate the renter and the truck were unsuccessful.

Littleton Police 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 truck.  LoJack is the only theft recovery system that is directly operated by law enforcement and this interface is seamless and instantaneous.

A short while later, officers with the Denver Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Ford with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTCs) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.  The LoJack PTC provides officers with on-board information which enables them to locate the stolen vehicle quickly and with an increased margin of safety.

Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack PTCs, the officers quickly tracked the Ford to a location on the Denver/Glendale border and recovered the undamaged truck.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Ford F350 in January of 2011 through a commercial installation. The pickup is valued at approximately $29,000.