The managers of a new and used car dealership in Colorado Springs were quite chagrined to discover that one of their newly acquired late model used pickup trucks had been stolen from the dealership premises.
They contacted the Colorado Springs Police Department and a police officer verified the theft and had the vehicle information entered into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Ford.
A short while later officers from both the Colorado Springs PD and investigators with the BATTLE Auto Theft Task Force began picking up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen F-150 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 tracked the truck to a motel near Airport Road and South Academy Blvd. There officers found the truck unoccupied but were able to identify, locate and arrest one of the suspects.
Investigators initiated a surveillance of the truck and within a few hours their patience and good tactics paid off when a second suspect returned and entered the truck. This person was also arrested.
Both will be charged with Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft and the car dealership got their truck back quickly and undamaged.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Ford F-150 in April 2013 at the request of the first owner of the truck at Friendly Ford in Las Vegas, Nevada.