owners of a Lexus RX4 contacted the Boulder Police Department to report their
vehicle stolen from their garage during the night. A Boulder police officer met with the owners
and verified the theft. The officer then
had the vehicle information entered into
the state and federal crime computers.
This routine action automatically activated the LoJack®
System concealed in the Lexus.
Later police officers in both Broomfield and Lafayette picked up the silent LoJack signals from the stolen Lexus with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTCs) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.
Following the directional and audible cues from their PTCs, a Corporal from Lafayette PD tracked the vehicle to the 400 block of Strathmore Lane where it was found unoccupied. The vehicle had been partially re-painted and “cold-plated” (license plates from another vehicle) in an attempt to disguise it. But there was no disguising the LoJack homing beacon from law enforcement.
was evidence that the car had been utilized in other theft crimes, however,
evidence gathered has likely disclosed the identity of the suspects. The investigation is continuing.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Lexus at Scottsdale Lexus, Scottsdale AZ. in 2006 at the request of family members of the current owners, however, they had forgotten about the LoJack purchase 13-years ago. No matter, the LoJack turns on with the police entry of the VIN as stolen and shuts off with the cancellation of the theft report. No other theft recovery system has this direct and seamless interface with law enforcement in the United States.