The owners of a 2006 Lexus IS250 contacted the Tucson Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen with the keys. The owner let a female acquaintance use the Lexus to make a quick trip to the store ten days prior and she has not returned the vehicle. The owner has not been able to locate the Lexus or the acquaintance.
The Tucson 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 Lexus.
Twenty five minutes later, officers from the Tucson PD picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Lexus 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 Lexus to the area of 22nd Street and Country Club Road.
The officers located the Lexus at a fast food restaurant. The female suspect was detained without incident. The Lexus was recovered in good condition and returned to the owner. The female suspect was arrested and booked for vehicle theft.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Lexus IS250 in September 2009 at Lexus of Chandler in Arizona.