The owners of a 1998 Nissan Altima contacted the Phoenix Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen sometime overnight from the parking lot of their apartment complex.
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 Nissan.
Thirty minutes later, officers from the Glendale Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal 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 officers tracked the Nissan to area of 67th Avenue and Camelback Road.
The Nissan was found unoccupied. Auto theft detectives from Glendale PD responded and conducted surveillance on the stolen Nissan. No suspects were observed in the area or coming back to the Nissan. The Nissan was recovered and processed for evidence. The Nissan was later returned to the owners in good condition.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Nissan Altima in January 2001 at Pinnacle Nissan in Scottsdale, Arizona.