The owners of a 2008 Audi A6 contacted the Boston Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen. The owner had his keys with him but had left a valet key under the floor mat and this had been used by the thief to take the Audi.
The Boston 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 Audi.
Seven (7) minutes later troopers from the Massachusetts State Police picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Audi with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, troopers tracked the Audi to the South Boston section of the city.
Troopers discovered the Audi occupied by one individual and he was arrested for operating a stolen vehicle. A subsequent investigation also led to additional criminal charges which resulted from an auto burglary and a house burglary.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Audi A6 in June 2008 at Ira Porsche Audi located in Danvers, Massachusetts.