Imagine if you were a college student, heading home after a tough class, and discovered your vehicle missing from the parking lot. That’s what happened in this case to a Dodge Magnum owned by a student at ASU (Arizona State University) West. We know this student was smart because there was a LoJack® system installed in the car, enabling local law enforcement to recover it in less than 20 minutes after activation.
On October 17th, 2013, the Dodge’s owner contacted Phoenix Police to report the crime. Officers verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the NCIC police computer. This routine police action automatically activated the LoJack device concealed in Magnum, which was installed at Performance Dodge in Phoenix, AZ.
Just a few minutes later, undercover street crimes officers from Glendale PD began picking up the homing signal from the stolen car with the LoJack tracking computers installed in their patrol vehicles. The officers tracked the Dodge to a private residence on West Purdue, where the Dodge was found parked and unoccupied. After a short surveillance by the RATTLER auto theft task force, the undamaged Magnum was soon returned to its happy owners.
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