Albuquerque police using LoJack to find stolen cars

Posted at: 02/19/2014 6:56 PM
By: Nikki Ibarra, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Finding a stolen car or truck has never been so easy.

This week, Albuquerque police started using a system called LoJack, which is meant to help police track down a stolen vehicle in just hours.

Cars have always been a hot commodity.

And, no matter what you do to protect them, if a thief wants it, they're going to get it.

It's something all too common in Albuquerque; the city ranks in the top 20 cities across the country where auto theft is at a high.

But Albuquerque police are now getting some help from LoJack: A system that helps officers track down stolen vehicles.

It's easy; the owner reports their car stolen, and if they know they have LoJack in their car all APD has to do is type in the vehicle identification number.

Police out on the streets are then alerted of the stolen car.  

The department started using it this week, and has already tracked down a stolen vehicle.

So, what does LoJack look like? It's a top secret, because LoJack doesn't want thieves to know what to look for.

Galles Chevrolet is now installing LoJack in all of their new cars.

Santa Fe police and New Mexico State Police are also using the system.