The owners of a 2006 Ford Focus contacted the Phoenix Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen with the keys during a residential burglary.
The police verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Ford.
Ten minutes later, officers from the Phoenix PD and the Goodyear Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Ford 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 Ford to a neighborhood less than one mile from where it was stolen.
The Phoenix PD officers located the Ford parked near a residence. Further investigation identified the suspect who was taken into custody without incident. The stolen Ford was recovered and processed for evidence. The Ford was later returned to the owners in good condition. The suspect was arrested and booked on felony charges. The Phoenix PD burglary unit is conducting follow up investigation.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Ford Focus in January 2006 at Pioneer Ford in Phoenix, Arizona.