The owners of a car dealership contacted the Glendale Police Department to report a burglary that had occurred overnight. During the burglary suspects stole three vehicles with the keys. One of the stolen vehicles was a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu.
The Glendale 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.
A short while later, auto theft detectives from the Arizona Vehicle Theft Task Force 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 detectives tracked the Chevrolet to the parking lot of an apartment complex near 32nd Street and Broadway Road in Phoenix.
The stolen Chevy was found unoccupied in the parking lot. Task Force detectives conducted surveillance on the stolen Chevy Malibu. Four suspects were later observed entering the stolen Chevy. The auto theft detectives were able to detain all four suspects without incident. The four juvenile suspects were arrested. The Chevy Malibu was later returned to the car dealership in good condition.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Chevrolet Malibu in December 2011 at Sands Chevrolet in Glendale, Arizona.