The owner of a 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee contacted the Chicago Police Department to report that his Jeep was taken from in front of his residence in the 7400 block of S Campbell Avenue in Chicago’s Marquette Park 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 Jeep.
Minutes after the unit was activated the Chicago PD and Illinois State Police equipped with LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC’s) picked up the silent and directional signal being broadcast from the LoJack unit concealed within the stolen Jeep. Following the silent and directional signal being broadcast, the Jeep was tracked to the 6600 Block of S Hartwell in Chicago’s Park Manor neighborhood. The stolen Jeep was recovered by the Illinois State Police parked in the rear of an abandoned lot unoccupied. The stolen Jeep was recovered less than an hour after it was reported stolen. The Illinois State Police recovered the stolen Jeep and it was towed for processing. The criminal investigation into the incident continues.
Due to LoJack, the stolen Jeep was recovered soon after the owner reported it stolen. The Jeep had no new damage and was returned to a grateful owner before it could be stripped, re-tagged, or used in a crime.
The LoJack® System had been installed in the Jeep Grand Cherokee over 21 years earlier at Jeep Eagle of Schaumberg in Illinois.