LoJack® System Helps City of Miami Police Department Recover a Stolen 2006 Chevrolet Silverado Work Truck

  • August 9, 2018
  • Law Enforcement

An air conditioning repairman, owner of a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado truck walked outside of the business he was working at to find that his pick-up truck had been taken. The owner contacted the Miami Police Department to report that the vehicle was 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, which automatically activated the LoJack® System transponder concealed in the vehicle.  Police patrol vehicles, helicopters, and fixed wing aircraft equipped with Police Tracking Computers (PTCs) began to search for the vehicle, which was now transmitting the silent LoJack® signals.   

 A short time later the silent LoJack® signals directed law enforcement to an area in the City of Miami.  The LoJack signals pinpointed the exact location of the stolen truck, along a side street in the city.  It was discovered that the thieves took several reels of copper tubing from the truck.  Before the thieves could unload any other valuable equipment from the truck, police officers began to zero in on the Lojack signal and recovered the vehicle.

The LoJack® System was installed in the 2006 Chevrolet Silverado in December, 2006 at Munday Chevrolet, located in Houston, Texas.