The owner of an independent auto dealership contacted the Albuquerque Police Department to report their 2002 Jeep Liberty was stolen. The owner advised the Jeep was stolen during a test drive from their dealership located in the Southwest Area Command. The officer verified the auto theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Jeep.
Within 12 minutes after the activation, a detective with the Albuquerque Police Department Auto Theft Unit picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Jeep with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol and unmarked vehicles. Following the audible and directional cues from the PTC, the Jeep was tracked and located to a motel in the area of University and I-40 in the Southeast Area Command. The Auto Theft Detectives observed the Jeep was unoccupied and set up surveillance on the vehicle to see if an offender would return. The surveillance was rewarded with the safe apprehension of two subjects and the quick recovery of the stolen Jeep. The Jeep was towed from the scene for safekeeping and will be released back to the dealership at a later time.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Jeep Liberty in September 2001 by Pitre Chrysler in Scottsdale, Arizona.