The owner of a 2010 Buick Lacrosse contacted the Chicago Police Department to report that her vehicle had been stolen from in front of her residence in Chicago’s Lawndale neighborhood. The responding officers from the Chicago 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 Buick.
Fifteen minutes after the Buick was reported stolen a Trooper from the Illinois State Police while on I-290 picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Buick on the LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) installed in his patrol vehicle. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC the Illinois State Police Trooper tracked the Buick to its location on the 4800 block of W Arthington St in Chicago where it was recovered unoccupied. Police investigation into this theft and recovery continues.
The Buick was recovered within minutes of being reported stolen and returned to a grateful owner.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Buick Lacrosse on November 2010 by CarMax in Hillside, Illinois.