The owner of a 2005 Ford F-250 pickup truck discovered their vehicle missing from their home. The officers verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Ford.
Later in the day an Auto Theft Task Force investigator picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen F-250 pickup truck on their on board LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC). The investigator began tracking the stolen Ford by following the directional and audible cues on their PTC’s screen. The investigator, along with their backup from the Miami-Dade Police Department, located the Ford abandoned and backed in at an apartment complex parking lot in the 6700 block of S.W. 44th Street. The pickup truck was recovered, towed to the police impound yard for safekeeping, and removed from state and federal crime information computer systems.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2005 Ford F-250 in July 2005 at AutoNation Ford in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.