A New Holland skid steer was stolen overnight from a job site in Decatur, GA and discovered missing the morning after when the crew arrived to work. Local police, assisted by the LoJack transponder concealed in the machine, recovered it quickly so the construction could continue.
On April 3rd, 2014, the New Holland’s owner contacted the DeKalb County Police Department to report the crime. Officers verified the theft and entered the machine’s information into the state and federal crime computers. The LoJack® transponder concealed in the Skid Steer was then automatically activated.
A short while later, a flight unit from the DeKalb County PD picked up the silent homing signals from the stolen machine on the LoJack tracking computers installed in their helicopter. The New Holland was located at a repair shop, where the manager told officers he had recently purchased it for a ‘good price’. The police examined the paperwork and later arrested the seller. The skid steer was soon returned to the construction site it was stolen from.
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