The owners of a 2005 Nissan Sentra contacted the Phoenix Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen from the parking lot of an apartment complex.
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 Nissan.
A short while later officers from the Phoenix PD picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Nissan 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 Nissan to the 5000 block of north 21st Avenue.
The stolen Nissan was found occupied and the driver detained without incident. The driver was identified as an acquaintance of the owners and released, pending further investigation. The Nissan was returned to the owners in good condition.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Nissan Sentra in June 2005 at ABC Nissan in Phoenix, Arizona.