The owner of a 2015 Audi Q7 called the Albuquerque Police Department to report their vehicle was stolen from their residence during a home burglary. 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 Audi.
Within an hour after the stolen vehicle entry, officers with the Albuquerque PD picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Audi with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the audible and directional cues from the PTC, the Audi was tracked to the area of Juan Tabo and Southern where it was located unoccupied in a residential neighborhood. Surveillance was set up on the stolen Audi at which time a male subject was observed entering the vehicle. The male subject left in the Audi, attempted to elude officers and drove away at a high rate of speed. Due to the morning heavy rush hour traffic, officers did not pursue the Audi in the interest of public safety. A short time later, officers located the Audi in a neighborhood in the area of Eubank and Constitution. The Audi was abandoned and parked along the curb. A detective processed the Audi for evidence and advised the owner of the recovery. The Audi was returned to the pleased owner at the recovery scene.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Audi Q7 in January 2015 at Audi San Diego in California.