Hyundai Santa Fe Stolen in Home Burglary Recovered by Chandler Police Using LoJack

  • October 10, 2012
  • recovery stories

On August 31, 2012, the owners of a 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe returned home to find that their home had been burglarized and their vehicle stolen. The victims quickly contacted the Chandler Police Department to report the crimes.

Chandler Police verified the theft and had the Hyundai’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle. Neither the owners nor law enforcement had to do anything else to activate the LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery Network because LoJack’s interface with law enforcement is both seamless and instantaneous.

A short time later, officers with the Mesa Police Department began picking up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Hyundai with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers installed in their police vehicles. Following the directional and signal strength cues on the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the stolen vehicle to a strip mall near Dobson and Ray Roads. There, the officers located the undamaged, abandoned Hyundai. No suspect information was found at the scene.

The LoJack Recovery System was installed in the Hyundai Santa Fe in February of 2011 by Hyundai of Tempe.