LoJack® System Helps Denver Police Department Recover Stolen Audi R8
The owners of a 2012 Audi R8, valued at approximately $130,000, were shocked to discover that in the few moments that it took to pull out of the garage, leave the car running to close the garage door, an unseen thief jumped in the car and sped away.
The crime was immediately reported to the Littleton Police Department. An officer responded, verified the theft and had the vehicle information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine action on the part of law enforcement automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Audi.
Just over one-hour later officers with the Denver Police Department were picking up the silent LoJack signal coming from the stolen Audi with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTCs) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.
Following the directional and audible cues from the PTCs, these officers tracked the Audi to an enclosed hotel parking garage in the Cherry Creek District on Colorado Boulevard. The Audi was locked and unoccupied. It was recovered with only minor damage done to a wheel and also the ignition key was missing. The Audi was released on-scene to the very grateful owners.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Audi R8 in the summer of 2014 at McDonald Auto Group in Littleton, Colorado.