The owners of a 2000 Honda Civic contacted the Phoenix Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen from the parking lot of their apartment complex.
The Phoenix PD verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Honda.
Sixteen minutes later, troopers from the Arizona Highway Patrol picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Honda 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 troopers tracked the Honda to a neighborhood near 43rd Avenue and Thunderbird Road.
The stolen Honda was found unoccupied in an apartment complex parking lot approximately six miles from the theft location. The Honda was recovered and processed for evidence. The Honda was later returned to the owners in good condition.
This is the fourth time that this Honda Civic has been stolen, tracked and recovered by the police with the use of LoJack.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Honda Civic in June 2000 by Bell Honda in Phoenix, Arizona.