In this case, a Bobcat Skid Steer taken in Anaheim, CA is discovered hidden in a storage area in Las Vegas, NV. How did police recover a machine they could not see? The officers were assisted by the LoJack® system. When a LoJack protected item is reported stolen, the hidden LoJack unit on the vehicle is activated, providing a silent signal that directs law enforcement to its location even if it’s concealed from view.
On March 5th, 2014, the Bobcat’s owner contacted the Anaheim Police Department to report it stolen. Officers verified the theft and entered the machine’s information into the state and federal crime computers. This procedure automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the skid steer.
A while later, a canine officer from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department picked up the homing signals from the stolen machine on the LoJack tracking computers. The officer located the Bobcat to a storage compound in northeast Las Vegas, where it was covered and hidden from view in the back of a fenced area. The intact skid steer was retrieved and soon returned to its thankful owners.
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