The owner of a 2016 Land Rover Range Rover parked their SUV in front of their Coral Gables home, leaving the keys inside and the doors unlocked. The next morning when they attempted to use their Land Rover they discovered it missing. They contacted the Coral Gables Police Department to report their Land Rover 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.
Later in the day, while on routine patrol, an Auto Theft Task Force investigator picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Range Rover on their on-board LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC). The investigator began tracking the stolen Range Rover by following the directional and audible cues on their PTC’s screen. The investigator, along with their backup from a Miami Gardens Police Department K-9 unit, located the sport utility vehicle in the backyard of newly constructed home in the 3000 block of NW 171st Street. The SUV was recovered, towed to the police impound yard for safekeeping, and removed from state and federal crime information computer systems.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover in September 2015 at AutoNation Land Rover of Fort Lauderdale in Florida.