The owner of a 2016 Kia Sorento contacted the Baltimore City Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen during an armed carjacking from the area of 3600 Woodland Avenue in Baltimore City, Maryland. The Baltimore City PD Radio dispatched an officer to investigate the incident. The officer arranged for the stolen vehicle information to be entered into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Kia.
A short while later, officers from the Baltimore City PD picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Kia with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in their patrol vehicles and helicopters. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the Kia to the area of 2800 Woodland Avenue rear alley in the northwest area of Baltimore City. At this location, officers observed the Kia parked and unoccupied, apparently abandoned. The Kia was recovered by police and towed for forensic processing.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2016 Kia Sorento in June 2015 at Nationwide Kia in Lutherville, Maryland.