The owners of a 2004 GMC Yukon Denali contacted the Glendale Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from their residence.
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 GMC.
A short while later the Phoenix Police Department helicopter picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen GMC 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 helicopter crew tracked the GMC to a neighborhood near 35th Avenue and Bell Road in Phoenix.
Undercover detectives from the Arizona Vehicle Theft Task Force responded to the area and located the stolen GMC Yukon parked on a side street. An extended surveillance was conducted by the auto theft detectives. No suspects were observed returning to the GMC. The GMC was recovered and processed for evidence. The GMC was later returned to the owners in good condition.
The LoJack® System was installed in the GMC Yukon Denali in October 2009 at Midway Auto in Phoenix, Arizona.