The owners’ of a 2001 GMC Sierra were leaving the Broad Acres Outdoor Swap Meet, at Pecos and Las Vegas Boulevard North when they discovered their truck stolen from the parking lot. They immediately contacted the North Las Vegas who verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the GMC Sierra.
A short while later officers with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police “Northeast Area Command” picked up the silent signals from the LoJack® System installed on stolen truck with their LoJack® Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol cars. The officers tracked the stolen truck to an apartment complex parking lot near E. Carey and N. Lamb Boulevard. The Southern Nevada Auto Theft Task Force known as VIPER responded and set up surveillance, hoping the suspect(s) would return. Several hours later, detectives were advised by fellow detectives of the arrest of a male suspect and detention of a juvenile male suspect a few miles away believed to be responsible for the GMC theft. The GMC Sierra was processed at the scene and recovered pending further investigation.
The LoJack® System was installed on the GMC Sierra at the owner’s request on 5/5/2001 by Desert Buick-GMC of Las Vegas, NV.