The manager of a commercial store located in Plymouth Township made contact with the Plymouth Township Police Department and requested that a uniformed officer be dispatched to the store. The officer quickly arrived on location and interviewed the manager. The manager related that a customer had entered the store several days prior and rented a Ford F250 truck informing the manager that he would return same a few hours later. The proper paperwork was prepared and the customer drove off with the rented vehicle. Several days passed and the manager made numerous attempts to contact the renter of the truck with negative results. The manager requested that the rented vehicle now be classified as a stolen vehicle. The Plymouth Township PD officer prepared a stolen vehicle report and arranged for the information to be entered into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Ford F250.
A short time after the activation the silent LoJack signal to the Ford F250 was picked up by officers of the Whitemarsh Police Department. Uniformed officers arrived at a private residence located on Barren Hill Drive and entered a steep driveway leading to the residence. The officers observed two males conducting what appeared to be a landscaping assignment while utilizing a plainly marked F250 truck. The officers questioned the males and checked the vehicle identification number on the truck. The officers discovered that the VIN matched the information on the truck reported stolen by the manager of the store. Both males were taken into custody and the manager of the store was advised that the stolen truck had been recovered.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Ford F250 in February 2016 as a commercial installation.