Leaving your vehicle unattended with the keys in the ignition is never a good idea, even for just a minute or two. That brief span of time is all it takes for a thief to hop in and take off with your investment. It’s a tough lesson that was recently learned by the owner of a Dodge pickup in Sacramento, CA.
On May 2nd, 2013, the victim was in downtown Sacramento near the K Street Mall and exited his truck for a moment, leaving the keys in the ignition and engine running. A suspect then jumped in and drove off. The owner called Sacramento Police, who entered the vehicle information into their local and national crime computers. This action automatically activated the LoJack device concealed in the truck, which was installed at Autowest Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Roseville, CA.
A very short while later, officers with the Sacramento Police Department began to receive the homing signal from the truck on the LoJack tracking computers installed in their patrol vehicles. The officers tracked the Dodge to the area of 14th and Broadway, where it was found parked and abandoned. The pickup was soon returned to its happy owner.
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