The owner of a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu flagged down an officer with the Albuquerque Police Department to report her vehicle was stolen. The owner advised she was getting gas in the area of Coors and Quail in the Northwest Area Command. The owner left the engine running after getting a “jump start” and went into the business. While inside the business a male subject took off in the Malibu without the owner’s consent.
The Albuquerque 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.
Approximately an hour after the activation an officer with the Albuquerque PD, while on routine patrol, picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Malibu with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in their patrol vehicles. The officer tracked and located the Malibu in the area of 4th Street and McKnight in the Valley Area Command. The Malibu was observed to be unoccupied and subsequently recovered. A Crime Scene Specialist arrived on scene to process the Malibu for evidence. The Malibu was released back to the thankful owner at the recovery scene.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Chevrolet Malibu in August 2002 via Direct Sales in San Antonio, Texas.