The owners of a 2010 Buick Enclave contacted the Phoenix Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen. The owner advised police that he was parked in the area of 15th Avenue and Buckeye Road when four unknown suspects approached and demanded the Buick.
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 Buick.
Five minutes later, officers from the Phoenix PD picked 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 officers tracked the Buick to the area of 23rd Avenue and Indian School Road in Phoenix.
The Buick was occupied and followed into a store parking lot, where the female driver was detained without incident. After further investigation, the female driver was released. The Buick was impounded for safe keeping and later returned to the owner in good condition.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Buick Enclave in August 2009 by Coulter Motors in Tempe, Arizona.