LoJack Helps Aurora Police Quickly Recover Stolen Ford Pickup Truck, Loaded with Valuable Equipment

  • December 29, 2012
  • recovery stories

On December 8, 2012, the owner of a 2006 Ford F-350 contacted the Aurora Police Department to report that his truck, containing over $30,000 worth of tools and equipment, was stolen from in front of his home.

Aurora officers verified the theft and entered the vehicle 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.

Minutes later, officers with the Aurora Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Ford truck 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 permits 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 tracked the stolen truck to the 3300 block of Richfield Way. A “hooded male suspect” was seen fleeing from the vehicle as officers came into the area.

The truck and contents, valued at over $54,000, was recovered.  The owner said he suffered some loss of property but he was “so thankful that the truck had LoJack” which resulted in the stolen vehicle being recovered in minutes, rather than days or weeks, like two previous auto thefts that he had suffered. The owner said that he is “going to put LoJack on all of his vehicles now and in the future.” 

This owner was unaware that the truck he bought nine months earlier had been equipped with LoJack by a previous owner.  The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this Ford F-350 in September of 2009 at Automotive Avenues in Lakewood, Colorado.