The owners of a 2008 Audi Q7 contacted the California Highway Patrol Placerville Area to report that their vehicle was stolen. The victim advised he was at a local casino and went into the parking lot to put some money into his Audi. He was approached by three males who demanded his money and the keys to his Audi. They then fled in his Audi.
The CHP verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Audi.
A short while later officers from the CHP Air Operations and the Sacramento Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Audi 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 Audi to a residential area in south Sacramento. There they observed the Audi parked and abandoned at the curb.
The Audi was impounded to be processed for finger prints and released to the owner later.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Audi Q7 in June 2008 at Miramar Volkswagen Audi in San Diego, California.