LoJack® System Helps Illinois State Police Recover Stolen Buick Rendezvous

  • August 28, 2015
  • recovery stories

The owner of a 2003 Buick Rendezvous contacted the Chicago Police Department to report their vehicle had been stolen from them during a domestic dispute in the 12700 block of South Parnell Avenue in Chicago’s far south side Pullman neighborhood. The Chicago PD after verifying facts as presented entered the vehicle into local and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Buick.

Minutes after the Buick was entered as stolen a trooper from the Illinois State Police began picking up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Buick 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 Illinois State Police Trooper tracked the Buick to the 11200 block of South Normal Ave in Chicago’s Pullman neighborhood where the Buick was recovered unoccupied at that location. The Illinois State Police and Chicago PD investigation into this vehicle theft continues.


The Buick was recovered undamaged and returned to a grateful owner.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Buick in July 2003 by S&S Automotive Inc. in Elmhurst, Illinois.