The owner of a 2014 Hyundai Sonata contacted the Chicago Police Department to report their vehicle had been stolen from the 2900 block of West Warren Blvd in Chicago’s East Garfield Park neighborhood. The owner further stated the Hyundai had been taken with keys. The Chicago PD after verifying facts as presented entered the Hyundai into local and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Hyundai.
The next morning officers from the Chicago PD’s Lawndale District began picking up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Hyundai 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 Hyundai to the 5400 block of West Jackson Ave where the vehicle was recovered unoccupied at that location.
The Hyundai was recovered undamaged before it could be stripped, cloned, or used in a crime. The police investigation into this incident continues.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Hyundai in June 2014 by McGrath City Honda in Chicago, Illinois.