The owners of a Chevrolet Silverado pickup contacted the Phoenix Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen from their residence sometime overnight.
The Phoenix 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.
Five minutes later, officers from the Phoenix PD 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 officers tracked the Chevrolet to a neighborhood near 43rd Avenue and Hidalgo Avenue in Phoenix.
The Chevrolet was located unoccupied on a side street in the neighborhood. Officers recovered the stolen Chevy pickup and processed the vehicle for evidence. In less than one hour, the Chevrolet was recovered and returned to the owners in good condition. This is the second time that this Chevrolet was stolen and recovered by the use of the LoJack® System.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Chevrolet Silverado in August 2004 by Arizona Direct Sales.