Cadillac Escalade Stolen Twice, and Recovered Undamaged Both Times, Thanks to LoJack

  • June 30, 2012
  • recovery stories

On June 9, 2012, the owner of a 2005 Cadillac Escalade discovered that his vehicle had been stolen for the second time in two years, and reported the theft to the Denver Police Department. The police verified the theft and entered the Cadillac’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Escalade. 

A short while later, officers from several jurisdictions picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen vehicle throughout the morning on the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTCs) that are installed in patrol vehicles.  The LoJack PTC provides officers with on-board information which permits them to locate the stolen vehicle quickly and with an increased margin of safety.

Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack PTCs, the officers tracked the stolen Cadillac to the area of Colfax Avenue and Macon Street, where they located the unoccupied vehicle next to an apartment building.

In both theft incidents (June 13, 2010 and June 9, 2012), the factory-installed GPS system in this $19,000 Cadillac was of no assistance to the police or the owner. Instead, it was the vehicle’s LoJack System that enabled the Escalade to be recovered, safely and undamaged, both times.

This LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this Cadillac Escalade in April 2005 at Don Massey Cadillac.