Arizona RATTLER Auto Theft Task Force and Tucson Police Recover Stolen Chevrolet Silverado in 45 Minutes Assisted by the LoJack® System

  • December 4, 2013
  • recovery stories

Just after dinner time on a recent Wednesday, this Arizona resident discovered his Chevrolet Silverado was missing. The truck was not gone for long, thanks to local law enforcement and the LoJack® system, who teamed up to recover the pickup in less than an hour after activation.

On November 20th, 2013, the Chevrolet’s owner contacted the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department to report the incident. Deputies verified the theft and entered the stolen truck’s information into the NCIC police computer. This routine police action automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Silverado, which was installed at Courtesy Chevrolet in Phoenix, AZ.

A very short time later, Tucson PD officers and detectives with the “RATTLER” Auto Theft Task Force began picking up the homing signal from the stolen truck with the LoJack tracking computers installed in the police vehicles. The officers were led to the 3700 block of North Stone, where the Silverado was observed parked. They set up surveillance and within minutes a suspect was observed entering the Chevy.  Detectives moved in and took the suspect into custody. The Silverado was recovered and soon returned to its thankful owner.

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