The owners of a Chrysler Sebring contacted the Detroit Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from their driveway.
The Detroit 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 Chrysler.
A short while later pilots with the Michigan State Police on routine air patrol in “Trooper 2” picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Chrysler 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 pilots tracked the Chrysler to the rear of a residence in Detroit.
Additional troopers operating cruisers with LoJack PTC’s responded to the area and discovered two more stolen partially stripped vehicles (2003 & 2006 Dodge Caravans) parked next to the stolen Chrysler. It was also determined that the residence was abandoned and boarded up. Because of the quick recovery there was only minor damage to the Chrysler. All three stolen vehicles were impounded. This matter is to be further investigated by the South East Auto Theft Team (SEATT).
The LoJack® System was installed in the Chrysler Sebring in October 2002 at Taylor Jeep Eagle in Michigan.