The owners of a 2001 Audi A6 contacted the California Highway Patrol Stockton Area office to report that their vehicle was stolen. The victim indicated they came out of their residence and discovered the Audi had been taken sometime during the night.
The CHP 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.
Just 10 minutes later officers from the Delta RATT Task Force 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 Church and Aurora Streets in Stockton. The officers set up a surveillance of the abandoned Audi in hopes of catching the thieves. Less than an hour later two male suspects approached the stolen Audi, entered and attempted to drive away. They were immediately stopped and taken into custody. Both suspects had prior records for auto theft. One suspect had numerous keys which appeared to be from local car dealerships. Both suspects were arrested and booked for auto theft and receiving stolen property.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Audi A6 in February 2007 at Capitol Toyota in San Jose, CA.