LoJack Helps Lakewood Police Quickly Recover Cadillac and Toyota Stolen in Residential Burglary

  • January 29, 2013
  • recovery stories

On January 6, 2012, a resident of the Grant Ranch area of Lakewood contacted the Lakewood Police Department to report that their home had been burglarized during the previous night. Using keys stolen during the burglary, the thieves stole the owners’ 2005 Cadillac Escalade and 2006 Toyota Sienna from the driveway.

Lakewood Police verified the theft and entered the vehicles’ information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponders concealed in both the Cadillac and the Toyota.  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 Lakewood Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from both stolen vehicles 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 vehicles to an apartment parking lot in the Governor’s Ranch area of Southwest Denver.  Both vehicles were unattended and appeared to be undamaged.  These crimes are being investigated by the Lakewood Police Department.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery Systems were installed in these vehicles at the current owner’s request in Massachusetts. The combined value of the recovery was over $43,000.