The owner of a 2006 Ford F-350 pickup truck walked outside of their home to use their pickup when they discovered their truck was missing. They contacted the Plantation Police Department to report their vehicle stolen. The responding officer prepared a stolen vehicle report, theft affidavit and had the vehicle’s information entered into the state and federal crime information computers.
Immediately upon activation, while on routine patrol, a Miami Shores Police Department officer picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen F-350 pickup truck on their on-board LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC). The officer began tracking the stolen Ford by following the directional and audible cues on the PTC screen. The Miami-Dade Police Department auto theft detectives from Intracoastal and Northside Districts heard of the tracking and responded to the area to track as well. The stolen truck was observed abandoned near NW 22nd Avenue and NW 96th Street. The auto theft detectives continued the investigation and set up surveillance on the Ford. After several hours surveillance was terminated with negative results. The truck was recovered, towed to the police impound yard for safekeeping, and removed from state and federal crime information computer systems. It should be noted that this truck was stolen twice before, once in September 2011 and again in May 2013. The F-350 was successfully recovered with the use of the LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System in both of those cases as well.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2006 Ford F-350 at Maroone Ford in April 2006 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.