The owners of a 2006 Audi A-8 contacted the Fairfax Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from their home in the 2700 block Mennifield Court in Alexandria, Virginia.
The Fairfax Police Department 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.
A short while later officers from the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Audi with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the Audi to the 100 block 42nd Street NE in Washington, DC. At that location, officers observed the Audi parked and unoccupied. Officers recovered the undamaged Audi and notified the owner.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2006 Audi A-8 in July 2006 at Mercedes Benz of Tysons Corner in Vienna, Virginia.