Just after midnight the owners of a 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution contacted the Westminster Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen from the parking lot of a restaurant.
The police verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Mitsubishi.
Less than an hour later officers with the Commerce City Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Lancer with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the stolen Mitsubishi to the area near 68th Avenue and Brighton Boulevard where the Mitsubishi was found unoccupied and damaged from a hit and run collision.
The police investigation is following up on leads on those believed to be responsible for the theft.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Mitsubishi ten-months earlier at the request of the owners.