The owner of a 2012 Cadillac CTS woke up to an unsettling surprise and found his vehicle was no longer inside his locked garage. The victim believes his locked work truck, which was parked in the driveway, was prowled sometime overnight. During the prowl, the thieves discovered his garage door opener which ultimately lead to a burglary and theft of his 2012 Cadillac CTS. The theft was immediately reported to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department. Pierce County Sheriff’s Department verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Cadillac.
Within minutes of the stolen entry of the 2012 Cadillac, another Pierce County Sheriff’s Deputy picked up the silent LoJack® signal being emitted from the stolen Cadillac with the LoJack® Police Tracking Computer (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Utilizing the audible and visual signals of the PTC, the deputy was able to navigate for several blocks to a remote area not far from the original theft. The deputy then received a full strength signal both visually and audibly as he observed the Cadillac parked and abandoned.
The locating deputy notified the reporting deputy of the recovery. A courtesy transport was provided to a very happy owner and the vehicle was returned to him before it could be stripped or damaged.
The LoJack® System was installed in 2012 by Penske Cadillac of South Bay, CA when the vehicle was purchased.