The owner of a GMC Sierra called the Albuquerque Police Department to report his vehicle was stolen. The owner also called the LoJack Call Center to advise the same. 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 GMC.
Shortly after the activation, officers with the Albuquerque PD picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen GMC with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in their patrol vehicles and helicopter. Following the audible and directional cues from the PTC, the GMC was tracked to the Southeast Area Command. The GMC remained mobile and drove through multiple Area Commands in an attempt to elude the ground officers. However, this attempt was futile as the offenders were being tracked via LoJack and by Air1.
The GMC came to a stop in the area of Tingley and Alcalde. Two subjects were taken into custody and the GMC was recovered. The GMC was towed from the scene for safekeeping and the owner was notified of the recovery.
The LoJack® System was installed in the GMC Sierra in November 1999 at Simpson Buick GMC in Buena Park, California.