The owners of a 2009 Chevrolet Traverse contacted the Detroit Police Department to report that their vehicle and keys were taken by a known suspect.
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 Chevrolet.
A short while later officers from the Southfield Police Department 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 residential area in Southfield.
Because of the quick recovery there was no damage to the Chevrolet. The Chevrolet was returned to the owner to be further investigated by the Southfield PD Auto Theft Unit.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Chevrolet Traverse in June 2009 at George Matick Chevrolet in Redford, Michigan.