During the late evening hours a commercial business in Nashville was burglarized. During the burglary a 2008 Ford F-150 Pickup Truck was stolen. The owner of the business was contacted by an employee who discovered the burglary. The owner contacted the Metro Nashville Police Department in Nashville, Tennessee, to report the burglary and theft of the vehicle.
The Metro Nashville PD 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.
The Murfreesboro Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Ford with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the Officer tracked the Ford to a residential area of the city. The Ford was located in an apartment complex.
At the time it was located, the Ford was unoccupied. Several items related to the burglary were observed in the front seat of the truck. The Ford was impounded for processing.
The owner who was unaware that the Ford was equipped with LoJack was grateful that the vehicle was recovered undamaged.
The Metro Nashville PD Auto Theft Division as well as the South Precinct Detectives are conducting the follow up investigation.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2008 Ford F150 in October 2008 by Dobbs Ford Mt. Moriah in Memphis, Tennessee.