The owners of a Bobcat skid steer loader contacted the Weld County Sheriff’s Office to report that their machine was missing and believed to have been stolen from a job site in the last 30-days. A deputy sheriff verified the theft and had the machine information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine action automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the skid steer.
A short while later officers with the Broomfield Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Bobcat 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’s tracked the skid steer to a commercial property near E-470 and US-287.
The machine was recovered undamaged and will be returned to the very grateful owners.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Ingersoll Rand skid steer in April 2003. This is the second time this machine has been stolen and the second time that it has aided the police and the customer with a quick recovery.