LoJack System Helps the Austin Police Dept Recover a Stolen Ford F150 Pickup and Make One Arrest

  • January 25, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owner of 2012 Ford pickup contacted the Austin Police Dept to report that his vehicle had been stolen. The owner parked his vehicle at his apartment complex and when he returned to it found it missing. The owner could not find his car keys and thinks he may have dropped them in the parking lot. The Austin Police Dept 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 pickup.

A short while later officers from the Austin Police Dept picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Ford pickup 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 stolen Ford pickup to the 900 block of St John St, where they observed it traveling eastbound. The officers were able to stop the stolen Ford pickup and arrest the driver. The Ford pickup was recovered in good condition.

The LoJack® System was installed in the Ford pickup in November of 2017 at Leif Johnson Superstore South in Austin, TX