One LoJack-Equipped Vehicle Enables Recovery of 12 Other Stolen Vehicles in Texas

  • June 28, 2012

On May 24, 2012, the owner of a 2002 GMC Yukon reported the vehicle stolen to the Fort Worth Police Department. After verifying the theft, Fort Worth officers had the Yukon’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers, which activated the LoJack transponder concealed within the vehicle.

A short time later, officers with the Cedar Hill Police Department began to pick up the Yukon’s silent LoJack homing signal on the LoJack Police Tracking Computers installed in their police vehicles. Following the directional and audible signals on the LoJack Trackers, the officers followed the signal to a warehouse building in Duncanville, where they were able to determine the exact section of the warehouse where the stolen Yukon was stored. This section had two closed bay doors and was being rented separately from the rest of the warehouse. Police obtained a search warrant, and once inside, they located the stolen Yukon as well as seven stolen Cadillac Escalades, three stolen Chevrolet pickups, one stolen Chevrolet Suburban and a stolen Dodge pickup.  The only vehicle not stripped was the Yukon, which was equipped with LoJack.  The total value of these recoveries was $182,000.00. 

This remains an ongoing investigation and suspects have been identified.

The LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the GMC Yukon at Cerritos Pontiac GMC in March of 2002. This is the fourth time that the vehicle has been stolen and recovered, thanks to LoJack.

Portions of this story were obtained from the Cedar Hill and Fort Worth Police Department.