The owners of a Honda Civic contacted the Phoenix Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen sometime overnight from the parking lot of their apartment complex.
The police verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Honda.
Less than five minutes later officers from the Phoenix PD picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Honda 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 Honda to a location about one-half mile from the theft location.
The stolen Honda was found unoccupied parked on a side street next to a park. The Honda was recovered in good condition and returned to the owners. This is the second time in less than one year this Honda Civic was stolen, tracked and recovered by the use of the LoJack® System.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Honda Civic in May 2000 at Tempe Honda in Arizona.