LoJack System Helps Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Recover Stolen Ford F150 within Minutes of Activation Two in Custody

  • December 6, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owners of a 2018 Ford F150 contacted the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen from the lot of their dealership in the 5400 block of Drexel.  The Ford was found to be missing during inventory so a check of the surveillance cameras was done.  It was found that during the night two males were observed getting into the Ford and driving off the lot.  The dealership had left keys to the Ford in a lock box attached to the window.  When they confirmed the theft they notified the police department.   

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.

Thirteen 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) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.  Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the vehicle to residential address in the 1500 block of Everett St.  The Ford was occupied by the same two males who were observed on video taking the truck.  The officers were able to stop the truck and take both males into custody.  Both males were arrested and taken to jail for the theft of the Ford.  The Ford was then recovered and returned back to the owners. 

The LoJack® System was installed in the Ford F150 in October 2017 at Team Ford, Las Vegas, Nevada.