The owner of a 2013 Honda Civic contacted the Chicago Police Department to report that his vehicle was stolen from the 2400 block of West Augusta Boulevard in Chicago’s Humboldt park neighborhood when he left his vehicle running and open while he was delivering food. The victim stated he observed an offender enter his driver side door and drive away south bound on Cornelius Avenue. 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 Honda Civic.
During the evening hours the stolen Honda was tracked by numerous law enforcement agencies as it drove through the south and west sides of Chicago and the south and western suburbs of Chicago. Early the next morning the Chicago PD and the Illinois State Police picked up the audible and directional signal being broadcast from the stolen Honda on Chicago’s west side. Following the signal an Illinois State Trooper located the stolen Honda Civic on the 200 block of Central Avenue parked in the alley in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood. The Honda was recovered parked and unoccupied minus the food that had yet to be delivered when it was stolen. The stolen Honda was towed for processing. Police investigation continues.
Due to LoJack the owner of this Honda had his vehicle recovered before it could be damaged, stripped, cloned, re-tagged or used in a crime.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Honda Civic in November 2013 at Castle Honda in Morton Grove, Illinois.