The owners of a 2004 Audi S4 contacted the Peoria Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen sometime during the last couple days from a parking lot in Peoria.
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 Audi. Five minutes later, officers from the Glendale Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Audi 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 Audi to the area of 83rd Avenue and Northern Avenue in Glendale.
The Audi was found unoccupied behind a restaurant. Detectives from the Arizona Vehicle Theft Task Force responded and set up surveillance on the stolen Audi. No suspects were observed returning to the Audi. After an extended surveillance, the Audi was recovered by the task force detectives and processed for evidence. The Audi was later returned to owners in good condition. The LoJack® System was installed in the Audi S4 in September 2003 at Scottsdale Audi in Arizona.