The owners of a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado contacted the Phoenix Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen sometime overnight from a motel parking lot.
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 Chevrolet.
Eight minutes later, officers and the helicopter crew from the Phoenix PD picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Chevrolet 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 and helicopter crew tracked the Chevrolet to the area of 43rd Avenue and Indian School Road.
The Phoenix PD officers located the stolen Chevy pickup backed into a parking spot of an apartment complex. The Chevrolet was recovered and processed for evidence. The owner responded to the scene and was very grateful to get the Chevrolet back with minor damage to the ignition and door lock.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Chevrolet Silverado in February 2005 at Van Chevrolet in Scottsdale, Arizona.