On February 8, 2013, the owners of a Subaru Impreza contacted the Denver Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen.
Denver 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 Subaru. LoJack is the only theft recovery system that is directly operated by law enforcement and this interface is seamless and instantaneous.
A short while later, officers with the Denver Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Impreza with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTCs) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. The LoJack PTC provides officers with on-board information which permits them to locate the stolen vehicle quickly and with an increased margin of safety.
Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack PTCs, the officers tracked the vehicle to the area of Arkins and Chestnut Streets, where the vehicle was found unoccupied. The vehicle, valued at $3,100, was returned to the grateful owners, who were unaware that a previous owner had installed a LoJack system in the vehicle eleven years earlier.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Subaru in April of 2002 at Hassett Lincoln Mercury, Inc. in Wantagh, New York.