On Monday, October 29, 2012, the owner of a Honda Accord contacted the Philadelphia Police to report that their vehicle was stolen from the eastern section of Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Police verified the theft and had the Honda’s information entered into the state and federal crime computer systems, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.
A short while later, officers from the northwest section of Philadelphia picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Honda on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the vehicle to a rear alley in the area of 700 Smiley Road. Members of the Philadelphia Police Major Crimes Auto Squad were monitoring the situation while conducting investigations in the field. Major Crimes Investigators arrived on the location of the recovery and assisted with the related investigation. The stolen Honda was confiscated and towed to Major Crimes Auto Squad Headquarters to be processed for physical evidence. The vehicle owner was notified of the vehicle’s status, and the investigation remains ongoing.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Honda Accord on May 20, 1998 at Plaza Automall.