The owner of a 2004 GMC Sierra 2500HD contacted the Albuquerque Police Department to report the vehicle was stolen from the parking lot of a local motel. The Albuquerque 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 GMC.
Within a short time of the activation, Officers with the New Mexico State Police and the Albuquerque PD picked up the silent LoJack signal from the mobile stolen GMC with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in their marked patrol vehicles. Following the audible and directional cues from the PTC, the officers safely tracked and located the GMC parked in a residential neighborhood. The GMC was observed to have its rear Utah license plate switched out with a New Mexico license plate; often times done in an attempt to conceal the vehicle’s stolen status from law enforcement. Officers took several subjects from the residence into custody for further investigation. The Chevrolet Impala parked next to the GMC was also found to be an active stolen vehicle. The GMC and Chevrolet were recovered and will be released back to the happy owners.
The LoJack® System was installed in the GMC Sierra in June 2005 by Auto Nation Toyota Scion Gulf Freeway in Houston, Texas.