LoJack System Helps Detroit Police Department Recover Stolen Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Crew Cab

  • November 27, 2018
  • Law Enforcement

The owners of a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado contacted the Troy Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen overnight from their residence. Troy Police verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Chevrolet.

A short while later officers from Detroit Police Department and troopers from the Michigan State Police  picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Chevrolet with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.  Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the vehicle to remote area of Detroit.  It appeared that the suspects parked it there to “cool off”.

Because of the quick recovery the suspects did not have enough time to strip the vehicle or use it to commit additional crimes.  The stolen Chevrolet was impounded and later returned to the owner.

The LoJack® System was installed in the Chevrolet Silverado in August 2007 at Maroone Chevrolet, Delray Beach, Florida .