In this case, a 2012 Ford F-250 pickup is stolen from a large national home improvement chain in Prescott, AZ. The company was smart enough to have the LoJack® system installed on the truck, so local police could recover in less than an hour after activation.
On October 3rd, 2013, the store management called Yavapai Indian Police to report the crime. Officers verified the theft and entered the vehicle’s information into the NCIC police computer. This routine police action automatically activated the LoJack device concealed in the vehicle.
A short time later, the Phoenix PD Air 23 helicopter began picking up the homing signal from the stolen pickup with their on-board LoJack tracking computer. The flight crew tracked the truck to the driveway of a residence on North 23rd Drive and requested backup. Phoenix PD ground officers made contact with occupants of the residence who identified a suspect. The Ford F250, valued at $28,900, was recovered with no damage and was soon returned to the rental location.
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