The owners of a Dodge Ram pick-up truck were alarmed to discover that their home had been burglarized while they were playing cards in another room. The burglars had entered the home, stolen keys from the kitchen and then stolen the truck from the closed garage.
When the crimes were discovered the owners called the Colorado Springs Police Department. An officer verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Dodge.
Eight-minutes later officers with the Colorado Springs PD, the Colorado State Patrol and Investigators with the BATTLE South Auto Theft Task Force were picking up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Dodge truck 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 officers located the truck. After a brief period of watching the suspects at the location where the truck was parked, officer’s closed in and arrested two suspects. Both turned out to be 14-years old and one of them had the stolen truck keys in his pocket. This same suspect was currently pending charges regarding another auto theft offense.
The truck was undamaged and was returned to the very satisfied owners and LoJack customers.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Dodge Ram 1500 in November 2008 by Colorado Springs Dodge.