The owners of a Jeep Grand Cherokee contacted the Phoenix Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen from the parking lot of the apartment complex sometime overnight.
The police verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Jeep.
Nine minutes later, detectives from the Arizona Vehicle Theft Task Force picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Jeep 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 auto theft detectives tracked the Jeep to a neighborhood near 35th Avenue and Interstate 10 in Phoenix.
The stolen Jeep was found unoccupied on a side street in the neighborhood. Auto theft detectives conducted an extended surveillance on the stolen Jeep before recovering it. No suspects were seen near the Jeep during this time. The Jeep was processed for evidence and returned to the owner in good condition.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Jeep Grand Cherokee in December 2003 at Power Chrysler Jeep in Scottsdale, Arizona.