LoJack System Helps North Las Vegas Police Department Recover Stolen Kia Sorento

  • May 9, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owners of a 2016 Kia Sorento contacted the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to report their vehicle stolen from in front of a business in the 300 block of Decatur.  The owners had stopped to shop at a smoke shop, and left the Kia running and unsecured while doing so.  When the owners returned to use the Kia, they found it missing so they called the police.   

Las Vegas Metropolitan 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 Kia.

Five minutes later officers from North Las Vegas Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Kia 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 an apartment complex in the 1300 block of Cheyanne where they located the Kia unoccupied and undamaged.  The Kia was recovered and returned to the owners.  

The LoJack® System was installed in the Kia Sorento in November 2018 at Friendly Ford, Las Vegas, Nevada.