The owner of a 2006 Chevrolet Equinox called the Albuquerque Police Department to report their vehicle was stolen. The owner advised she went outside her residence to warm up her Chevrolet during the brisk early morning. The owner went back inside her residence and said just 20 seconds later she heard her Chevrolet being driven away. This vehicle theft occurred in the residential area of Western Trail and Atrisco in the Northwest Area Command.
The Albuquerque 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.
About twenty minutes after the activation, a vehicle equipped with a LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Chevrolet. Following the audible and directional cues from the PTC, the Chevrolet was tracked to the area of Unser and Ladera in the Northwest Area Command. Officers with the Albuquerque PD recovered the Chevrolet parked in a grocery store parking lot and found it unoccupied. Officers reviewed video surveillance of the parking lot and observed a male subject exit the stolen Chevrolet, picked up by a truck and left the parking lot.
Officers had the Chevrolet processed for evidence and towed from the scene. The Chevrolet was released back to the owner albeit missing the vehicle keys.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Chevrolet Equinox in February 2006 at AutoNation Chevrolet in Mesa, Arizona.