The owners of a Ford F-250 pickup truck contacted the Colorado Springs Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen from their residence. A police officer verified the theft and had the vehicle information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine action automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Ford.
A short while later both the Colorado State Patrol troops and the Colorado Springs PD officers were picking up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen truck with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTCs) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.
Following the directional and audible cues from the PTCs, the troopers and officers tracked the Ford to an alley on the near west side of Colorado Springs in the area of North 7th Street and West Fontanero Street.
Recovery of the stolen truck was made by the CSPD officers. Based on neighborhood follow up conducted by the CSPD Auto Theft Unit additional information was developed and further investigation is being conducted by detectives.
This is the second time that this truck (different owners each time) has been stolen and quickly tracked and recovered by law enforcement with the assistance of LoJack.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Ford F-250 in March 2005 at Phil Long Ford in Littleton, Colorado, at the request of a previous owner.