LoJack System Helps Philadelphia Police Department Aviation Unit Recover a Stolen 2012 Ford Explorer

  • April 19, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owner of a 2012 Ford Explorer contacted the Philadelphia Police Department to report his vehicle stolen from the parking lot where he worked in the City of Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Police Department verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the 2012 Ford Explorer.

A short while later Pilots with the Philadelphia Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal coming from the stolen Ford with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the vehicle to a parking lot on East Oregon Avenue in South Philadelphia. The Aviation Unit radioed the location of the stolen vehicle to ground units who then located and recovered the vehicle. The vehicle was located parked and undamaged.    

The LoJack® System was installed in the 2012 Ford Explorer in February 2015, at Enterprise Auto Sales in Pennsauken, N.J.