The owners of a 2011 Chevrolet HHR discovered to their chagrin that a purported buyer of their car had defrauded them.
The owners contacted the police department and reported the theft. An officer verified the circumstances of the incident and had the vehicle information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine action automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Chevrolet.
A short time later after the theft report was made and the police entered the data into the National Crime Information Center officers with the Salt Lake City Police Department, 800 miles away, picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen HHR with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTCs) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.
Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the Chevrolet to a gas station in North Salt Lake City. There the officers contacted the occupants of the Chevrolet. The allegation of fraud and deception is being investigated by the originating agency in Oregon but the LoJack has provided a quick resolution to this reported theft.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Chevrolet HHR in January 2012 in Beaverton, Oregon, at the request of an earlier owner of the vehicle.