The owners of a Subaru Impreza contacted the Westminster Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen from their residence in Westminster during the night.
A police officer verified the theft and had the vehicle information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine action automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Subaru.
A short time later officers with the Denver Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Subaru with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTCs) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.
Following the directional and audible cues from their PTCs the officers tracked the Subaru to a large apartment house parking lot near 10100 block of East Harvard. This location is approximately 21 miles southeast of the theft location. There they found the Subaru parked and unattended. As the owner could not immediately respond, the Subaru was towed for safekeeping to be returned to the owner before it could be stripped or used in another crime.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Subaru Impreza in 2002 at Mitchell Subaru in Canton, Connecticut.