Honda Civic Stolen at Gunpoint, Phoenix Police Locate Vehicle, Gun, Narcotics — 4 Arrested

  • June 24, 2012
  • recovery stories

On the night of May 13, 2012, an individual closed up his business and was driving his 2003 Honda Civic on a residential street, when a car forced him to stop and a suspect approached holding a shotgun. The suspect stole the victim’s car, wallet and cell phone. The victim quickly flagged down a police officer to report the crime. Phoenix Police verified the theft and had the Civic’s information entered into the state and federal crime computer systems, which activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.

Minutes later, Phoenix Police officers from the Mt. View Precinct began to pick up the Civic’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 Tracker, the officers observed the occupied stolen Honda Civic in the 20000 block of West Pierson Street. Officers detained all four suspects sitting in the victim’s vehicle, also recovering the shotgun, and the victim’s cell phone and wallet. Officers also found narcotic drugs on the suspects. All four suspects were booked into jail on felony charges.  

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Honda Civic at the owner’s request in June 2003.