On August 23, 2012, the owner of a 2005 Honda Civic contacted the Chicago Police Department to report that the vehicle was stolen from downtown Chicago. The owner had just parked the Honda and exited the vehicle to put money into a parking meter, when an unknown suspect entered the Honda and sped off.
Chicago Police verified the theft and entered the Honda’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.
A short while later, officers with the Chicago Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Honda on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their cruiser. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers located the stolen Honda parked in a residential area of Chicago. It appeared that the suspect had left it there to “cool off”.
The owner was notified and responded to the scene to retrieve the stolen Honda. Because of the quick recovery, the suspect did not have time to damage the vehicle or use it to commit additional crimes.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Honda Civic by Concord Honda in January of 2005.