Honda CRV Stolen in Armed Car Jacking in Aurora, Located Abandoned by Police Using LoJack

  • January 16, 2013
  • recovery stories

On December 30, 2012, the owners of a 2002 Honda CRV contacted the Aurora Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from a family member at gunpoint. 

The police verified the theft and entered the Honda’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.  LoJack is the only theft recovery system that is directly operated by law enforcement, and this interface is seamless and instantaneous. 

In this case, the current owners were unaware that the vehicle had been equipped with LoJack at the request of the vehicles previous owner.  As there are no subscription charges with LoJack, the device remains viable to be instantly activated whenever the vehicle is entered as stolen by the police.

A short while later, officers with the Aurora Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Honda with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTCs) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.  The LoJack PTC provides officers with on-board information that 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 tracked the vehicle to a location in southeast Aurora, where the vehicle had been abandoned by the carjacker.  It was recovered for safekeeping and returned to the owners.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Honda CRV in August of 2002 at Planet Honda-Hyundai in Golden, Colorado. The approximate value of this recovery is $9,775.