On Thursday afternoon, the owner of a 2013 Ford Fiesta 4-door sedan contacted the North Bay Village Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from their home in North Bay Village, Florida. The responding officer prepared a stolen vehicle report and theft affidavit and had the vehicle’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine police procedure automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Ford Fiesta.
A short while later, officers from the Miami-Dade Police Department, North Miami Police Department and Miami Shores Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen sedan on their on-board LoJack Police Tracking computer (PTC). Following the directional and audible cues on their PTC’s screen, the Miami Shores officer, along with their backup from North Bay Village Police Department, located the abandoned vehicle parked in a convenience store parking lot approximately 100 yards from the owner’s home, The vehicle had no apparent theft damage and it was cold to the touch, indicating that it was parked for awhile. The vehicle was recovered, released to the owner, and removed from federal and state crime computer systems.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Ford Fiesta on July 12, 2012 at Metro Ford in Miami, Florida and has been protecting it ever since.
- 2013 Ford
- 2013 Ford Fiesta
- convenience store parking lot
- Ford Fiesta
- January 2013
- Metro Ford
- Metro Ford Miami FL
- Miami Shores Police Department
- Miami-Dade Police Department
- no damage
- North Bay Village
- North Bay Village FL
- North Bay Village Police Department
- North Miami Police Department
- released to the owner
- stolen from residence
- tracked to convenience store
- undamaged vehicle