The owner of a 2007 Cadillac Escalade contacted the Chicago Police Department to report that their Cadillac was missing from where they had parked it previously on the 3000 block of Waveland Ave in Chicago’s Avondale neighborhood. The Chicago 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 Cadillac.
Shortly after the unit activated the Chicago PD officers from the Ogden Ave District picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Cadillac. Following the silent and directional signal being broadcast, the Chicago PD officers tracked the stolen Cadillac to the 1800 block of S St Louis Ave in Chicago’s North Lawndale Ave where it was recovered parked and unoccupied behind an abandoned three flat. The Chicago PD recovered the Cadillac and towed it for processing. The Cadillac was recovered hours after it was reported stolen undamaged. Police investigation into this vehicle theft continues.
Due to LoJack the owner had his Cadillac returned to him undamaged, before it could be stripped, re-tagged, cloned, or used in a crime.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2007 Cadillac Escalade in February 2008 at Rorick Buick Inc. in Carlsbad, California.