The owner of a 2013 Chrysler 300 contacted the Albuquerque Police Department to report that their Chrysler was stolen. The Albuquerque 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 Chrysler.
The Albuquerque PD Auto Theft Unit picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Chrysler with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the audible cues from the PTC, the detective tracked the Chrysler to an apartment complex located in the Foothills Area Command. The lone detective requested additional marked units to assist in the recovery of the stolen Chrysler. While waiting for backup, a female driver and male passenger entered the stolen Chrysler, fled the scene driving down alleys and disregarding traffic control devices. In the interest of public safety, the detective did not actively pursue the stolen Chrysler. The crooks eluded the police, abandoned the Chrysler in a residential neighborhood in the Northeast Area Command and fled on foot to be captured another day. Upon recovery of the stolen Chrysler it appeared the crooks were also residential burglars as there was a plethora of stolen property inside of the Chrysler.
The stolen Chrysler was recovered and released to the elated owner at the recovery scene.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Chrysler 300 at Sierra Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Monrovia, California, in February 2013.