On December 20, 2012, the owners of a 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer contacted the Aurora Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from the parking lot at their residence.
The police verified the theft and entered the Mitsubishi’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.
A short while later, officer with the Aurora Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Mitsubishi 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 nearby parking lot. The Mitsubishi, valued at approximately $26,000, was quickly recovered and returned to the owners.
The LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this Mitsubishi in February of 2010 at Dale Spradley Motors in Pueblo West, Colorado.