LoJack Helps Aurora Police Recover Chevrolet Tahoe Stolen from Highway After GPS Assistance Fails

  • March 19, 2013
  • recovery stories

On February 1, 2013, the owner of a 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe ran out of gas on the highway in Aurora. Colorado. He pushed the blue button for his GPS and asked the operator for assistance.  However, after a brief conversation, the operator was unable to provide the assistance requested by the owner for this 3-month new vehicle.  Becoming frustrated with the “blue button operator”, the owner left his vehicle and walked to his place of business.  When he returned for his vehicle later that day, he discovered it missing. After calling the police and determining that there were no towing reports on file for his Chevrolet, he determined that the Tahoe had been stolen and made a theft report with the Aurora Police Department.

Aurora Police verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Chevrolet Tahoe.  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 and the East Metro Auto Theft Task Force picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Tahoe with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTCs) 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 computers, the officers quickly tracked and located the undamaged Chevrolet. The approximate value of the vehicle was $55,000.

The LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Chevrolet Tahoe in December 2012 at Emich Chevrolet in Lakewood, Colorado.