The owners of a Chevrolet Silverado pickup contacted the Phoenix Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen at gunpoint. The owners advised that they were in the parking lot of the strip mall/liquor store when an unknown male approached. The suspect pointed the handgun at the victims and stole the Chevy pickup.
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.
Four minutes later, officers and the helicopter 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 and helicopter crew tracked the Chevrolet to a neighborhood near 23rd Avenue and Indian School Road.
Just minutes after being entered as stolen, the officers located the stolen Chevy pickup unoccupied in an alley near the 2000 block of west Devonshire Avenue. The robbery detectives responded to the scene and took disposition. The Chevrolet was processed for evidence and impounded for safe keeping. The stolen Chevy pickup was recovered in good condition.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Chevrolet Silverado in October 2001 by Commercial Sales.