LoJack System Helps Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Recover Stolen Ford Escape Taken in Burglary Two in Custody

  • June 26, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owners of a 2017 Ford Escape contacted the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to report their vehicle stolen from the parking lot of their apartment complex in the 2800 block of Valley View.  The owners had parked the Ford in the lot and had gone inside for the night.  The owners left the keys to the Ford on the kitchen counter and went to bed.  In the morning when they got up they found items missing from the apartment along with the keys the Ford.  They also found the sliding glass door open.  They checked the parking lot and found the Ford also missing so they notified 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 Ford.

Five minutes later officers from Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Ford with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.  Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the vehicle to the 4300 block of South Jones where they located the Ford operated by two males.  The officers were able to perform a felony stop on the Ford and take both suspects into custody. Both suspects, upon being interviewed by officers, confessed to breaking into the owner’s apartment and taking the keys to the Ford.  Both arrested for burglarizing the apartment and stealing the Ford.  The Ford was given back to the happy owners. 

The LoJack® System was installed in the Ford Escape in August 2017 at Friendly Ford, Las Vegas, Nevada.