Illinois State Patrol Use LoJack to Recover Chevrolet Impala Stolen in Chicago

  • September 30, 2012
  • recovery stories

On September 5, 2012, the owner of a 2010 Chevrolet Impala contacted the Chicago Police Department to report that the vehicle was stolen from her residential driveway overnight. Chicago Police verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Impala.

A short while later, a trooper with the Illinois State Police picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Impala on the Police Tracking Computers installed in his cruiser. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the trooper located the stolen Impala, parked and unoccupied in a residential area of Chicago.  It appeared that the suspect(s) had left the vehicle to “cool off”.       

Because of the fast recovery, there was no visible damage to the Impala and the suspects did not have enough time to strip it or use it to commit other crimes. 

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Impala by Enterprise Car Sales in July of 2011.