The owner of a 2008 Ford F150 pickup called the Albuquerque Police Department to report their vehicle was stolen by a known person.
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 Ford.
Within under an hour of the activation, Auto Theft Detectives with the Albuquerque 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 undercover vehicles. Following the audible and directional cues from the PTC, the detectives tracked the Ford to a residential neighborhood, found it unoccupied and parked in a driveway. Detectives set up surveillance on the Ford and made contact with the home owner. The home owner stated the Ford was dropped off at this residence by the known person who originally took the vehicle. The known person was not at the residence. Detectives recovered the Ford and had it towed for safekeeping. The investigation is still on-going.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Ford F150 in August 2008 at AutoNation Ford Mazda in South Fort Worth, Texas.