On the chilly morning of December 26, 2012, the owners of a 2004 Lexus ES330 were preparing to take visitors out for a ride when opportunistic car thieves made off with it. The owners immediately contacted the Aurora Police Department to report the vehicle stolen.
Aurora Police verified the theft and had the vehicle’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine police action automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Lexus.
A short while later, officers with the Denver Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Lexus 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 vehicle to a parking lot in the Cherry Creek area of Denver, near 1st and Adams. The vehicle was located, parked and unattended. The owners responded to the recovery location to recover their vehicle.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Lexus ES330 in December of 2006 at the request of these owners who purchased the car at Skyline Automotive in Thornton, Colorado. The approximate value of the recovery is $13,000.