owners of a classic Ford Thunderbird contacted the Garden City Police
Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen overnight from their
residence. Garden City 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 Ford.
A short while later a sergeant from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Ford 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 sergeant tracked the vehicle to residential driveway in Romulus, MI. It had appeared that the suspects had just parked the vehicle.
backup arrived, the sergeant attempted to make contact with the occupants at
the residence where the stolen Ford was parked at. There was no response. The stolen Ford was impounded and later
returned to the owner. The only damage
was to the vehicles ignition. Because of
the quick recovery the suspects did not have enough time to strip it or use it
to commit additional crimes. Information
was forwarded to detectives for further investigation.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Ford Thunderbird in August 1994 at Blackwell Ford, Plymouth, MI.