The owners of a 2008 Honda Fit contacted the Phoenix Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen sometime overnight. The owner believes that he forgot to lock the Honda and a spare key was hidden inside the vehicle. The owner makes his living by driving and needed the Honda to make money.
The Phoenix 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 Honda.
Twenty-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 an apartment complex near Interstate 17, north of Peoria Avenue.
The stolen Honda was found unoccupied in the parking lot of the apartment complex. No suspects were observed with the Honda or in the area. The Honda was recovered and processed for evidence. The Honda was returned to the owner in good condition.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Honda Fit in February 2008 at Showcase Honda in Phoenix, Arizona.