The owner of a 2006 Ford F250 Harley Davidson Edition contacted the Albuquerque Police Department to report the vehicle was stolen. The Albuquerque PD verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Ford F250.
Shortly after the activation, agents and detectives with the New Mexico Auto Theft Task Force (New Mexico State Police and Albuquerque PD auto theft units) picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Ford with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in their undercover vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the ATTF tracked the LoJack signal to the area of Montclaire and Comanche.
The Ford was observed to be backed into a parking space and unoccupied. The ATTF set up covert surveillance with the stolen Ford in the hope the offender would return. The offender did not return to the Ford at which time the ATTF made the recovery. The owner was notified of the recovery and responded to the scene. The owner did not know his Ford was equipped with the LoJack® System by the original owner but was delighted to hear the news. The Ford was released back to the owner.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Ford F250 in March 2011 via Direct Sales in Los Angeles, California.