The owners of a 2015 Audi A3 contacted the Peoria Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen from the driveway of their residence 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 Audi.
A short while later officers from the Phoenix 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 43rd Avenue and Camelback, in Phoenix.
The Audi was occupied when located. The Phoenix PD attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the stolen Audi. The driver failed to yield and fled from police. The Phoenix PD helicopter followed the stolen Audi to the area of 43rd Avenue and Glendale Avenue, where the suspect bailed out on foot and fled. The suspect was taken into custody without incident. The juvenile suspect admitted to stealing the Audi. The suspect was arrested and charged with the theft of the Audi. The Audi was processed for evidence and towed from the scene for safe keeping. The Audi was later returned to the owners in good condition.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Audi A3 in September 2014 by Audi North Scottsdale in Phoenix, Arizona.