The owners of a 2008 Nissan Titan pickup contacted the Phoenix Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from the driveway of the residence. The owners told police that that the Nissan was parked in the driveway with the keys. The owners observed an unknown white male get into the Nissan pickup and drive away.
Phoenix PD verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Nissan.
A short while later an Phoenix Police Department airship picked up the silent LoJack® homing signals from the stolen Nissan with the LoJack® Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the airship crew tracked the vehicle to a neighborhood south of the Loop 101 Freeway and west of Cave Creek Road in north Phoenix.
The officers in the airship directed the marked patrol units to the area where the Nissan was located. As the marked patrol cars moved in on the occupied Nissan, the male driver and female passenger bailed from the Nissan and ran into the desert area west of the neighborhood. Phoenix police officers set up a perimeter and apprehended both suspects a short while later. Both suspects were arrested and booked for the theft of the Nissan. The Nissan Titan was later returned to the owners with no damage.
The LoJack®System was installed in the Nissan Titan in August, 2008.