On Wednesday evening September 5th, the owner of a seafood company discovered that the gate to his warehouse had been compromised and the premises had been burglarized and their 2005 White Freightliner refrigerated box truck had been stolen. The owner notified the office manager, who contacted the Medley Police Department to report the stolen vehicle. The responding officer prepared a stolen vehicle report and theft affidavit and had the vehicle’s information entered into the the state and federal crime computers. This routine police procedure automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the box truck.
That next morning an Opa Locka Police Department sergeant picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen box truck on their on board LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC). The officer verified the theft information by having their dispatcher query the Reply Code that appeared on their PTC display. They began tracking the stolen box truck by following the directional and audible cues on their PTC screen. The officer along with their backup, located the box truck abandoned. The box truck was recovered, towed to the police impound yard for safekeeping
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Freightliner refrigerated box truck in 2008 and have been protecting it ever since. It should be noted that this was the second time in two months that this box truck has been stolen and successfully recovered with the use of the LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System.